The police said it had intelligence indicating that the rally would be hijacked and turned violent.
Namibian Christene Mboma broke Nigeria’s Falilat Ogunkoya’s record running 48.54s at a world athletics meet in Poland on Wednesday.
The hybrid car-aircraft which took two minutes, 15 seconds to transform from car into aircraft, makes use of a BMW engine and a regular petrol-pump fuel.
Police spokeswoman in Osun told Peoples Gazette that the incident was a clash between the masqueraders and the Islamic worshippers.
Nigeria will now be among 16 other teams that will compete in the mixed relay events at the Games in Japan.
The police in the U.S. on May 14, arrested Mr Rufai, at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport while trying to fly to Nigeria via Amsterdam.
Uruemu Adejinmi emerged as first African mayor of Longford Municipal District.
Reports of Nigerians being arrested for drug peddling in the country, particularly in the Palghar district in Maharashtra has been a constant recurrence.
Air Force spokesman said he could not immediately confirm the identity of the airstrike targets.
Nigerian-born Dan Ige suffered a setback in his bid to rise through the ranks in UFC.