Sunday Adeyemo
Sunday Igboho

Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has suspended the Yoruba Nation rally which was scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday.

Yoruba Nation agitators had held rallies in different parts of South-West with that of Lagos scheduled for Saturday.

However, Igboho who spoke to BBC News Pidgin, stated that the rally in Lagos has been suspended.

He said this hours after his house in Ibadan, Oyo State was on Thursday attacked by gunmen wearing military uniforms who reportedly killed about seven persons and abducted his wife, among other occupants of the house.

His words come after a statement by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, declared that the Yoruba Nation rally slated for Lagos will hold on Saturday as scheduled.

The statement was signed by its leader, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, and made available to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye.

“We want to confirm again that the Pro-Yoruba Nation rally scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 3rd, in Lagos will proceed as scheduled” the statement read in part