Demonstrators in Osun, Oyo and Ogun States on Tuesday, took to the streets in their respective state’s capitals to protest against the Federal Government’s decision on Amotekun.
The groups consisted of the Yoruba World Congress (YWC), Agbekoya, Yoruba Youth Congress (YYC), Atayese, Yoruba Reconciliation Groups, Kaaro Ojiire group, and Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), as well as other private individuals.
. Banji Akintoye, the Convener of Yoruba world congress had issued public notice during his visit to the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission on today’s protest, canvassing for supports from relevant stakeholders.
But while the protest got the necessary security approval in Osun State, it did not in Ogun and Oyo and operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), the Nigerian Police and officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) stormed venues of the protest in both States.
The security agents out of uniform had positioned themselves at several meeting points and took the protesters by surprise and after minors spates of violence ended both marches.
Neither the Ogun and Oyo State governments or Amotekun have yet to respond to the interruption.