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Yoruba Nation: Fear in Osogbo as major businesses shut down to avoid looting, violence

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Because of the rally organised by the Yoruba Nation in Osogbo on Saturday, most companies within the capital metropolis shut down their operations over safety issues.

Most affected was the favored Osun Mall situated at Fakunle Space of the state capital.

Most clients have been locked out of the mall and outdoors its essential gate.

DAILY POST gathered throughout a go to to the mall that its administration locked up the complicated to keep away from a repetition of occasions on the evening of Saturday seventeenth of October, 2020.

Recollects that on Saturday seventeenth October 2020 scores of armed younger males using bikes stormed the mall, vandalised and carted away objects value hundreds of thousands of naira particularly smartphones and laptops.

Different companies and buying complexes adopted swimsuit whereas others carried out their enterprise with apprehension, awaiting the result of the rally.

Sakiru Idowu, the supervisor of a well-liked telephone store contained in the mall informed DAILY POST that when the information bought to them within the mall that the Yoruba Nation was assembly for a protest in Osogbo, they took it as nothing however after they bought wind of the arrival of Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho worry and panic gripped everybody within the mall and the choice to shut the primary gate of the mall was reached and motion was taken immediately.

A buyer, Isiaka mentioned he was on the mall to get some groceries however was shocked to search out the gate beneath lock and key.

He mentioned, “I then requested a gateman and vigilante on the gate causes for the closure and was informed it’s due to the continued Yoruba Nation rally in Osogbo to forestall a repeat of the incident that occurred through the EndSARS protests the place some hoodlums hijacked the protests and raided the mall.”

Aremu Kehinde mentioned he was on the mall at midday however found that the gate was locked due to the Yoruba Nation rally.

DAILY POST had reported earlier that scores of Yoruba Nation agitators wearing varied outfits had stormed Osogbo within the morning.

It was gathered that the protest had began from the Africa space of the state capital to the primary protest floor at Freedom Park.

Sunday Igboho’s arrival on the venue of the protest, which had a heavy presence of safety personnel drawn from the Nigerian Police, Directorate of State Safety (DSS), Joint Job Drive (JTF) and Amotekun Corps heightened the worry amongst residents.

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