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June 12: Youths stage massive rally in Osogbo as businesses shut down (PHOTOS)

Youths under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society (CSOs), Osun State in their scores on Saturday morning converged at the popular Oke-Fai roundabout for democracy day, June 12 rally amid heavy security in the state capital.

The youths started converging around 7:30am beside the patrol vehicle of Amotekun and NSCDC with banner and placards demanding for better Nigeria and for a country that works for all.

One of the leaders of the Youths, Comrade Waheed Saka, said, “We cannot ruin the economic activities of our state all in the name that some secessionist agitators want to protest. We are here today to demand a better country that works for all, we want a secure environment.”

There was a heavy security presence in Osogbo as patrol vehicles of security agencies were stationed at major junctions.

Security presence was noticed at State Secretariat, Ola-Iya, Aregbe, Oke-Fia and Old Garage.

Military and police were on patrol around the state capital.

Shops and other businesses were closed as there are fewer activities of commercial buses and motorcycles in the state capital over speculated violence that may accompany the June 12 rally especially the threat by Yoruba nation agitators.

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