Just as proponents of the #EndSARS protest are planning to occupy Lekki Toll Gate on Saturday, 13 February, 2021, a warning has been handed down to them to desist from such plans as it will be resisted vehemently, reports The Gazelle News.com.
The Coalition of Oodua Self Determination Group (COSEG) in a press statement signed by its Chairman and Publicity Secretary of the Coordinating Committee, Comrades Dayo Ogunlana and Dele Daramola respectively said on Tuesday, 9 February, 2021 that Lagos remain the economic nerve centre of the Yoruba race.
“We are refrained from reacting to the planned protest by some people at Lekki because we wanted to actually understand why they planned the protest and the goal to be achieved.
“We are alarmed by the threat by Nnamdi Kanu to destroy the peace of Lagos and bring down the economic growth of Lagos again which went down seriously during the last #EndSARS’ unnecessary wanton destruction.
“We have been quiet for some time just to really understand the reason behind the invasion,” the group said.
COSEG therefore warned Nnamdi Kanu and others to stay clear of Lekki and other parts of Lagos and stop the planned invasion or be confronted as they promised to stop them if they insist.
COSEG said, “We shall not thread softly if Kanu and his co-travellers tried to move near Lekki for any invasion or protest. We shall defend Lagos at all cost and will not allow any disgruntled elements who have been trying to find opportunities to bring down Lagos. If there are issues to be settled, they should go to the table and not to methodologically bring down Lagos because of envy or jealousy of Lagos being the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria and the role Lekki is playing in a new Lagos”.
The group said it will be in Lekki on Saturday, 13 February, 2021 to defend against the invasion of Lagos warning any invading group to stay clear of Lekki.
COSEG said, “we must inform you all that COSEG and its allies will storm Lekki on Saturday to defend the invasion of the commercial nerve of the Yoruba. We shall stand by and protect our heritage and add our vocal voice to protect Lekki from its destruction by Nnamdi Kanu and his co-travellers and others who have a hidden agenda against Lagos”.