Scores of armed security men mounted positions on Saturday at the Gani Fawehinmi Park and the Moshood Abiola Garden, Ojota, Lagos, ahead of the arrival of Yoruba Nation protesters.
Officers of the Nigerian Army (OP Mesa), Police Officers, RRS operatives, Lagos State Neighborhood Security Watch (LNSC) are stationed at the location to abort any rally.
It was also gathered that men of the Department of State Services are among the joint security forces who are at the venue with scores of patrol vans, heavy anti-riot gun trucks and Black Marias.
As at the time of filing this report, no Yoruba nation agitator has been seen at the venue.
The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, was also seen with his men at the venue.
Police operatives had warned agitators against any form of rally slated to hold in Lagos.
Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, who is expected to lead the rally, has been declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly stockpiling of arms, forcing the earlier suspension of the Lagos rally.
However, the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, led by Second Republic Senator, Banji Akintoye, said there was no going back.
The Akintoye-led body wrote, in a letter to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu; and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that:
It is the duty of Police to ensure the rally is not hijacked by hoodlums.
Our rally scheduled to hold on Saturday will still hold without any fear or intimidation and we promise to be peaceful like we have always been.