The Nigeria Police Force has announced the suspension of the Oro festival in Lagos State, which was previously scheduled to take place on the same day as the gubernatorial and state legislature elections.
The police cited the absence of any potential threat to the elections as the reason for the decision. According to social media reports, the Oro festival was planned to be held in different parts of the state on the day of the elections.
Nigerians expressed disappointment about the cancellation of the anticipated festival. Muyiwa Adejobi, the police force’s public relations officer, clarified that the operation was only held in one part of the state and was concluded on Friday.