Barely ten hours after he and his deputy were attacked by some EndSARS protesters, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state has said that the evil was perpetrated by armed thugs.
The Nation reports the Oyetola, his deputy Benedict Alabi and other state executives had narrowly escaped death on Saturday, October 17, when thugs attacked them after addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the capital of the state.
While speaking in a statewide broadcast on the morning of Sunday, October 18, the governor described the incident as unfortunate and against the Omoluabi ethos.
He said he joined the #EndSARS protesters by marching from the Alekuwodo area to meet the protesters at the Ola-Iya junction where he addressed them.
Governor Oyetola said:
“However, the protest was hijacked by thugs who wanted to kill me. We escaped from the scene without shoot or firing teargas to them.
“But after the incident, we gathered that two people died. One of them died as a result of a bike accident.”
He said the attack was politically motivated and targeted at killing him and other executive members of the state.