Osun state government has reacted to the attack on the governor, Gboyega Oyetola after he attended the ongoing EndSARS protest in the state yesterday.
The government stated that the attack on the governor was planned and designed to harm the governor.
The government however, made no mention of the two protesters who were reportedly killed by the security operatives of the governor.
A statement released by Osun state’s Commissioner for Information, Funke Egbemode reads:
“This was certainly beyond the #EndSARS protest. The people who launched the attack were not protesters at all.
“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.
“It was not a spontaneous attempt. The attackers had it all planned. They had guns and other weapons. In fact, it was a woman who smashed the windscreen of the vehicle of the Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji where I was.
“It is really sad that these people infiltrated the ranks of the peaceful protesters and took advantage of the Governor’s walk with the youths to execute their sinister intentions.
“It was simply a street coup to take out the Governor, Oyetola, his Deputy and the Secretary to the State Government, all of whom were exposed during the protest and had to be smuggled into vehicles when the attack was launched.”Photo Credit: Twitter