Ebun Francis| At least one person was killed on Saturday and many others injured following the violence that broke out at the #EndSars protest in Osun state.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola was whisked away by security agents from the protest ground after some persons, believed to hoodlums hurled stones and other dangerous objects towards his direction as he addressed the protesters at Olaiya junction in Osogbo, the state capital.
A government house statement desribed the incident as an attempt on the governor’s life as two cars in his convoy were damaged in the process.
“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.”