Riots were reported in the Ojota area of Lagos on Monday, when some members of the Yoruba Nation held a demonstration.
The Yoruba Nation group had reportedly planned to hold a mega rally in Ojota to push for self-determination.
According to videos and photos shared on social networks, Ojota was the scene of a confrontation between police and members of the group.
The PUNCH has not been able to confirm if anyone was killed in the clash.
However, a source told the Foundation for Investigative Journalism that two groups, suspected of being agitators for the Oduduwa People’s Congress and the Yoruba Nation, clashed in the early hours of Monday, resulting in one casualty.
The source said that the police arrived at the scene and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.
“Ojota is in smoke, the police are firing tear gas and one person is dead. There was a confrontation between OPC and Yoruba Nation”.
When contacted by our correspondent, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin said normalcy had been restored.
He said he could not give details at the moment.
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