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Yoruba Nation Rally: Stray bullet allegedly fired by police kills 14-year-old girl

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The Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos has turned bloody as a 14-year-old girl simply identified as Jumoke, was killed by a stray bullet allegedly fired by police in their bid to disperse the secession agitators.

According to reports, the teenager was displaying drinks at a shop when the bullet hit her. The bullet was also observed to have ripped open the victim’s stomach.

NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that despite repeated threats by the Lagos government and Commissioner of Police in the state, relentless Yoruba Nation agitators were unbothered and proceeded with the scheduled rally in Lagos.

The agitators with banners reading “Oduduwa Republic Movement”, “Yoruba Nation”, among others, at Ojota in Lagos, were welcomed by the police with teargas, gunshots, and water cannon.

Recall NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that the Nigerian security operatives were deployed en-mass to strategic locations in Lagos state ahead of the Yoruba Nation Rally.

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NewsWireNGR gathered that the show of force by security operatives was conspicuous at the Gani Fawenhimi Freedom Park, at Ojota, in Lagos state, the venue of the rally.

Some of the security agencies deployed are: Nigerian Police Force operatives, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Department of State Services (DSS).

However, the main face of the protest, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, well known as “Sunday Igboho” was nowhere to be seen during the protest.

This is unconnected with the fact that the DSS had launched a manhunt after raiding his residence at Soka, in Ibadan, Oyo state.

However, Igboho had earlier stated in a viral video that he lacks the power to fight the federal government.

“I don’t have the power to fight the Federal Government. In fact, I can’t fight an ordinary Local Government Chairman. But the battle is the Lord’s. God who is the head of the battle will fight for us.

“Our own generation will emancipate the Yoruba race from slavery,” he said.

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