Two people have been feared dead with several injured as the convoy of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State was on Saturday, October 17, 2020, attacked by some hoodlums while he was addressing the #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.
The governor, who reportedly got back to the state less than an hour before the incident, had joined the protesters at the Olaiya junction to address them.
Protesters have since on Monday demanded that they are addressed by the governor, who Nelsdaily understands was out of the state.
Protests in Osun State have been marred with attacks by hoodlums led by Asiri Eniba.
The incident re-occurred today in Osogbo as protesters were attacked by thugs who wielded cutlasses and other weapons.
Oyetola, after his failed attempt to address the youths at Alekuwodo axis of the road, joined them to trek to Olaiya junction before he was given the chance to deliver his address.
According to an eyewitness, as the governor was speaking, some people were demanding that the governor ensures Asiri Eniba is arrested as the chant of his name (Asiri Eniba) rented the air.
But suddenly, a voice from the back shouted, “Asiri is coming” and that led to disruption of the whole speech.
As the governor was hurriedly leaving the scenes, some hoodlums started pelting the governor’s convoy with stones and that’s how the Governor’s security details started firing.
Another person told Nelsdaily that the thugs who were in the midst of the protesters were invited after the attack on them in the morning before they regrouped.
The source said, “the problem was initially created by associates of Mr Governor, who contracted Asiri Eniba to attack the protesters. I think they are just there to protect the protesters”.