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#EndSARS: Attack on Osun governor ‘an assassination attempt’ — Govt

The Osun State government has spoken on the attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola and some of his cabinet members by some hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest in Osogbo, the state capital on Saturday.

The government was, however, silent of the report that two people died during the attack.

During his engagement with the youth, some men started shooting and hurling stones at the governor’s car.

He was taken away from the scene by security operatives. Several protesters were attacked also by the armed men, and two died.https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Speaking about the incident, the state Commissioner for Information, Funke Egbemode, kept mum on the deaths of the protesters.

Mrs. Egbemode in her statement said what happened on Saturday was an assassination attempt.

“This was certainly beyond the #EndSARS protest. The people who launched the attack were not protesters at all,” she said.

“Protests have been going on in the State for some days now, and there had been no attack on any government official since the beginning of the protest. However, today’s attack changed the narrative.

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