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Yoruba community condemns attack on Lagos Oba’s palace

A vandalised section of the Oba of Lagos’ palace
A vandalised section of the Oba of Lagos’ palace

Yoruba Community in Northern Nigeria, has described the desecration of the palace of the Oba of Lagos as an insult to the Yoruba race, saying the hoodlums responsible for it must be fished out and punished accordingly.

President-General of the Yoruba Community in 19 Northern States and FCT, Alhaji Liadi Olayinka Olapade stated this at annual Yoruba Day marked by the Yoruba Community in Kaduna State.

Alhaji Olapade said, though the violence that ended the #EndSARS protests did not emanate from the real protesters, the protest was dragged for too long and could not have ended without infiltration by hoodlums.

“The incident in Lagos is an unfortunate one. Nothing should have been done to desecrate the palace of the Oba of Lagos or our culture. The Oba is not an individual, he is an institution. So, the desecration of the palace is not just an insult to the Oba, but an insult to the Yoruba tradition.”

Also speaking, the convener of the event and youth leader of the Yoruba community, Alhaji AbdulFatah Oriyomi Lawal, said the leadership of the Yoruba community played a great role in managing peace in the North during the #EndSARS protest, especially among its members.

He said their contribution to peace could be attested to by the fact that, there was no single member of the community among hundreds of youths arrested for looting of palliatives and government property across the region.

 

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