A yoghurt seller, identified as Jumoke, has been killed by bullets reportedly fired by a security operative to disperse Yoruba nation agitators at Ojota, Lagos State.
The victim who was said to be a 14-year hold girl had her stomach ripped open by bullets.
She was said to be displaying drinks at a shop when the bullets hit her.
Despite the heavy presence of armed policemen and soldiers around the Gani Fawehinmi Park, in Ojota, Lagos, Yoruba nation agitators came out in their numbers.
This was after the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, addressed journalists at the venue, saying no rally is allowed in Lagos.
The agitators were chanting different kinds of freedom songs, including, “No going back,” “We want Oodua nation,” among others.
They also dared the security operatives by spreading banners and flyers to announce their arrival and presence.
But as they were gathering policemen fired gunshots to disperse the crowd.Hot water from an armoured tank was also sprayed to disperse them.
Some of the agitators were seen getting dragged into an armoured tank by policemen.
The Lagos State Police Command had in separate statements on Thursday and Friday warned the agitators to shelve the rally, citing intelligence report that the protest would be infiltrated by hoodlums.
But the organisers of the rally comprising Sunday Igboho-led group and the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, led by a renowned historian and former second republic senator, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, insisted that it would hold as scheduled.