Osun: Governor Oyetola, Deputy Escape Death At #EndSARS Protest In #oshogbo

October 18, 2020
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Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola and his deputy, Benedict Alabi, yesterday narrowly escaped death after they were attacked by armed men during the protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Osogbo.

It was also learnt that the protesters blocked Fajuyi road in Ado Ekiti that leads to government house.

Mothers took to the streets of Lagos to demand an end to police brutality.

Protesters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) blocked the Abuja-Kubwa highway.

Thugs later infiltrated the scene to unleash terror on the protesters.

Prayer walks also took place in parts of the country in another dimension to the protests.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu led top officials of the state to the Surulere, Lagos residence of Mr. Ikechukwu Iloamauzo.

Iloamauzo was shot dead last week during the protest.

Sanwo-Olu vowed that the widow and family of the deceased would get justice in the matter.

The Osogbo protest had started well when the protesters gathered  at Olaiya Junction only for suspected thugs to swoop on them with cutlasses and sticks.

The protesters later reconvened and asked the governor to address them.

At about 2.45pm, the governor accepted, joining the protesters in the walk from Alekuwodo area to Olaiya junction, singing with them and promising them that their demands would be looked into. 

But, while still addressing them, the armed men and women unexpectedly started shooting and hurling stones at the governor’s car.

They also shot at the deputy governor, damaging his vehicles.

It was gathered that some of the state officials were wounded in the attack as vehicles in the convoy were damaged.

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