The Osun State authorities has spoken on the assault on Governor Gboyega Oyetola and a few of his cupboard members by some hoodlums throughout #EndSARS protest in Osogbo, the state capital on Saturday.
The federal government was nonetheless, silent of the report that two folks died throughout the assault.
Some thugs armed with cutlasses and different weapons attacked Mr Oyetola whereas he was addressing protesters at Olaiya junction.
Throughout his engagement with the youth, some males began capturing and hurling stones on the governor’s automobile.
He was taken away from the scene by safety operatives. A number of protesters had been attacked additionally by the armed males, and two died.
Talking in regards to the incident, the state Commissioner for Data, Funke Egbemode, stored mum on the deaths of the protesters.
Mrs Egbemode in her assertion stated what occurred on Saturday was an assassination try.
“This was definitely past the #EndSARS protest. The individuals who launched the assault weren’t protesters in any respect,” she stated.
“Protests have been happening within the State for some days now, and there had been no assault on any authorities official because the starting of the protest. Nevertheless, right this moment’s assault modified the narrative.
“It was not a spontaneous try. The attackers had all of it deliberate. That they had weapons and different weapons. In actual fact, it was a lady who smashed the windscreen of the car of the Secretary to the State Authorities, Wole Oyebamiji the place I used to be.
“It’s actually unhappy that these folks infiltrated the ranks of the peaceable protesters and took benefit of the Governor’s stroll with the youths to execute their sinister intentions.
“It was merely a avenue coup to take out the Governor, his Deputy and the Secretary to the State Authorities, all of whom had been uncovered throughout the protest and needed to be smuggled into autos when the assault was launched,” she wrote.
Not less than 12 folks have died within the nationwide protests.