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Oodua’ Republic Rally: Protesters Plan To Forcefully Reopen Seme Border – CP Odumosu

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has said the Seme international border between Nigeria and Benin Republic situated in Badagry area of Lagos is at risk of a possible invasion by Yoruba Nation agitators.
The Lagos police chief said the state is aware of plans by Yoruba nation agitators to forcefully reopen Seme border.
He made this known while addressing newsmen on Saturday, stating that one of the missions of the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos was to “forcefully reopen Seme border as they did in Idiroko recently.”
According to Odumosu, the government would not allow another protest that would bring fresh destruction to Lagos State.
The once ever-busy Seme has remained without activities since 2019 when the Federal Government ordered the closure of land borders.
It will be recalled that during a meeting in March, Sunday Igboho, leader of the Yoruba secessionist group, threatened to reopen the borders so that rice and other food items could come in without hindrances from security agencies.
On May 29, some Yoruba Nation agitators stormed Idiroko in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State to forcefully reopen the international border.
The agitators, making a live video, snatched a gun from an immigration officer as one of them repeatedly shot the gun to the admiration of others.

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