The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyy Salau, has asked Yoruba nation agitators, including Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, not to visit the town for now.
The monarch, in an interview with The Punch, on Monday,said the current mood in the town was not suitable for such rally because it could easily turn violent.
Five youths were shot dead by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service last Thursday during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
When asked if it’s true that he asked the Yoruba nation agitators not to hold rally in the town, Oba Salau said:“Yes, I said they should not bring Yoruba nation rally to Iseyin. The town is not in the mood for such rally now considering what happened last week.
“You can know when they will start but anything can happen along the line. The people are still grieving. So, they should not come to Iseyin for any rally now.”
The monarch was said to have earlier in the day addressed a press conference in the town.