The Coalition of Oodua Self Determination Groups has told those planning a fresh protest at the Lekki Tollgate on February 13, 2021 to perish the thought, adding that it will resist the move.
The group said this in a statement by its Chairman and Publicity Secretary of the Coordinating Committee, Comrades Dayo Ogunlana and Dele Daramola, on Tuesday.
Another protest was called following the decision of the panel set up by the Lagos State Government to allow the operators of the tollgate, Lekki Concession Company, to reopen it after it was burnt on October 20, 2020 during the #EndSARS protest.
COSEG in the statement on Tuesday said: “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 protest.
“We have been quiet for some time just to really understand the reason behind the invasion.”
The group therefore warned Kanu and others to stay clear of Lekki and other parts of Lagos and stop the planned invasion or be confronted.
COSEG said: “We shall not thread softly if Kanu and his Co travellers try to move near Lekki for any invasion or protest.
“We shall defend Lagos at all cost and will not allow 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 concluded by indicating to be in Lekki on Saturday to defend against the invasion of Lagos and warned any invading group to stay clear.
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’s.
“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.”