Connect with us


SocialMediaTrends: Nigerians hail Yoruba Nation agitators for not submitting to intimidation



The events following the mass protest staged by Yoruba Nation agitators in Lagos state on Saturday sparked mixed reactions from social media users.

The agitators had defied warnings by Nigerian Police prohibiting protests, to gather at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota Lagos where they registered their grievances, calling for the actualization of Oodua Republic.

The protest held despite heavy presence of armed military men at the venue and widespread speculations that it wouldn’t, following the recent clampdown on self-acclaimed Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo ‘Igboho’, by the Department of State Services (DSS)

Tension also heightened after a lady identified as Jumoke was reportedly hit by a stray bullet fired by security operatives who had attempted to disperse the mammoth crowd that gathered at the venue.

Hashtags like #YorubaNationNow, #LagosMegaRally and #EndSARS have since flooded the timelines on social media as online protesters registered their solidarity with the agitation.

Read Also: SocialMediaTrends: Nigerians react to viral Malami video, Igboho’s travails & ban of mannequins in Kano

Here are some reactions we gathered with respect to the development:

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Reno Omokri (@renoomokri)

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

If you are motivated and passionate about building a global society, founded on justice, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability and superior knowledge, kindly consider donating to Ripples Nigeria’s solutions journalism.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now