Several people have been injured and at least one person feared dead during an #EndSARS protest in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Many vehicles in the convoy of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola were damaged, following an attack by suspected hoodlums at the scene of the protest.
The demonstration was said to have commenced peacefully on Saturday but later turned bloody when the protesters were attacked by some thugs.
Oyetola was addressing the protesters at Olaiya junction in Osogbo, the state capital, when suspected hoodlums, armed with guns and stones, launched an attack.
He escaped being attack by the crowd as he rushed into his car before his convoy zoomed off from the scene of the incident.
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.”