Armed Men Besiege Oyo State Govt Secretariat


Some armed intruders laid siege on the Oyo State Government Secretariat early Saturday, attempting to enter the Governor’s Office and the state House of Assembly complex.

The reason behind this onslaught is unclear as the secretariat is on break and deserted.

An eyewitness account said the men dressed in military camouflage covered their faces with masks and scarfs.

According to the eyewitness account, it took the combined effort of policemen on duty at the Governor’s Office, operatives of the South-West Security Network better known as Amotekun, and other security reinforcements to stop the intruders.

The intruders were said to have arrived at the secretariat in buses hoisting a flag suspected to belong to some agitators.

Soldiers cordoning off the road at the Agodi Gardens entranceSoldiers cordoning off the road at the Agodi Gardens entrance

People around the secretariat environment heard gunshots as security agents engaged the suspected hoodlums.


A heavy deployment of security operatives including soldiers has taken over the area, barricading all entry and exit points to the secretariat.

Traffic has been diverted away from the scene. It is not clear if arrests have been made yet on the matter.

The Oyo State Government or police authorities are yet to comment on the matter.


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