Two people were reportedly killed yesterday with several others injured in Osogbo, Osun State after hoodlums attacked Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s convoy.
Thebladengr.com reports that violence broke out at the #EndSARS protest ground at Olaiya junction in Osogbo, the state capital,
The Governor, was whisked away from the scene after some persons in the crowd hurled stones towards his direction.
Oyetola was addressing the protesters when suspected hoodlums, armed with guns and stones, launched an attack.
Two cars in the Governor’s convoy were damaged in the process.
In a statement, the government described the incident as an attempt on the Governor’s life.
“There was an attempt Saturday on the life of the Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola,” the statement read.
“Armed with guns, cutlasses, the hoodlums swooped on the Governor at Olaiya junction, while he was addressing the #EndSARS protesters at the state capital.
“Governor Oyetola had joined protesters in the walk from Alekuwodo area to Olaiya junction, singing with them and promising them that their demands will be looked into, and that he supported how their peaceful agitations which is a part of democratic process.
“However, while still addressing the youths, the armed men and women started shooting, hurled stones at the Governor’s car.”