Police in Osun State have confirmed the death of two persons as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest in Osogbo, the state capital.
The Commissioner, Undie Adie in a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola condemned the attacked on Governor Gboyega Oyetola by the said thugs while he was addressing the protesters.
The statement partly reads, “The protesters, infiltrated by hoodlums armed with dangerous weapons such as stones, clubs, cutlasses, guns, etc, attacked the Governor, entourage and vehicular convoy. The police escort attached to the Governor rescued the Governor back to Government House at Oke-fia without harm.
“Information at the disposal of the command indicates that two persons are reported to have died in the pandemonium.
“The Commissioner of Police appeals to members of the public to remain calm and law-abiding as efforts are ongoing to restore normalcy, please.”
Oyetola was attacked at Olaiya, shortly after he had walked with the protesters.