Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
Governor of Osun State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, narrowly escaped on Saturday as he was attacked by armed thugs while addressing the #EndSARS protest in Osogbo.
Armed with cutlasses and sticks the hoodlums swooped in on the governor at Olaiya junction, while he was addressing the #EndSARS protesters in the state capital. The governor was immediately ferried away from the scene by his security details.
Vehicles in the governor’s convoy were also attacked and damaged as the hoodlums threw stones at the convoy.
Governor Oyetola had joined protesters in the walk from Alekuwodo area to Olaiya junction in the state capital, singing with them and promising them that their demands will be looked into.
Oyetola also assured the protesters that he supported their peaceful agitations, which he said was part of democratic process.
However, while still addressing the youths, hoodlums swooped in on the gathering.