Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has suspended the Yoruba Nation Rally scheduled for Saturday in Lagos.
This follows an alleged attack on his residence in Ibadan.
Igboho has been under intense pressure to cancel the Lagos rally amidst tension in the state and fear of the rally being hijacked by hoodlums.
Igboho had consistently maintained that he would go ahead with the rally in spite of pressure, Shauntv reported.
Omo Ilana Oodua, led by Emeritus Professor of History, Banji Akintoye, had backed the rally, while another Yoruba group expressed opposition, asking Igboho not to plunge the state into crisis.
Igboho, however, announced the suspension of the rally in an interview with BBC Pidgin Service on Thursday.
In addition, he claimed that two people were killed in his house when security agents, including soldiers and DSS operatives, invaded.
“I am fighting for my people, and my rallies have been peaceful,” he said. My family has been targeted by bandits and I have been fighting for them.
“Two guys were killed around 2 pm when the shooting became too much. All my properties, my vehicles were destroyed…”