The Federal government has reportedly vowed to arrest and crush Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho and other secessionists making attempts to foment trouble.
According to a source close to top federal and security officials, the Nigerian government decided to draw the battle line ahead of the proposed Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos on Saturday.
The source confirmed that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration had drawn the battle line, adding that those who had made seditious comments or instigated violence would be arrested and prosecuted.
EveryEvery.ng gathered that the source revealed that the government said it had had enough of using secessionist calls to perpetrate chaos.
Meanwhile, Self-determination Yoruba groups, including Ilana Omo Oodua, have vowed to hold the rally as scheduled. The venue for the proposed rally, Gani Fawehimi Freedom Park in Ojota, has witnessed the increased presence of security operatives.
On Friday, the Police deployed hundreds of officers and assets that will guard strategic locations in Lagos.
Muyiwa Adejobi, the spokesman for the Lagos State police command, said the show of force was a warning signal to whoever or any group of persons planning to stage any procession or foment troubles in the state.
The Lagos Police command, the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, and Department of State Services have put measures in place to prevent any act of lawlessness in the state.
The command said Lagos State could not afford to record and experience the violence orchestrated by some individuals during the 2020 EndSARS protest, leading to massive destruction of lives and properties in the state.
The command vowed to deal with anyone caught participating or facilitating the so-called mega rally in Lagos State.