#EndSARS: Apprehend thugs who hijacked protest, attacked Osun gov, group tells security agencies

EndSARS: Apprehend thugs who hijacked protest, attacked Osun gov, group tells security agencies
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
One of Governor Oyetola's vehicles after the attack
One of Governor Oyetola’s vehicles after the attack
Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation (AGF), Osun State Chapter has asked security agencies to arrest political thugs and hoodlums that hijacked #EndSARS protest in Osogbo and also attacked the state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola and his convoy.
The group condemned the attack on Governor Oyetola while he addressing EndSARS protesters at Olaiya junction in Osogbo and described the development as treasonable.
AGF in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Comrade Sikiru Tijani and Secretary, Comrade Yahaya Adeniji on Monday also described the Saturday’s attack on the governor, his Deputy, Mr Benedict Alabi and other members of Executive who accompanied him to Olaiya, the convergence point of the protesters as barbaric and unfortunate.
The sociopolitical group therefore issued a 7-day ultimatum to security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and ensure they are made to face the music in accordance with the law.
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According to AGF, the attackers of Governor Oyetola mingled with genuine youths to carry out their ulterior motive saying that the governor had already joined the protesters in solidarity, walking with them from Oke Fia Alekuwodo and ended up at Olaiya where he was addressing them before the hoodlums launched the attack. 
“Our Governor is a peaceful and coolheaded man who knows that peaceful protest and association is a fundamental right of every citizen, he understands the plight of the protesting youths.
Oyetola's vehicle damaged during the attack
Oyetola’s vehicle damaged during the attack
“There is the need for each and every one of us, all the good people of the state to stand against this dastardly act and speak in one voice to condemn the brutal attack on the Governor regardless of religious beliefs or political affiliation.
“The Law Enforcement Agencies must leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice immediately as we can see them from the clips with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons and collaborators urging them on. 
“The danger of what happened is that if they can go to the extent of attacking a sitting governor and go scott free  it means we are no longer safe, 
“We condole with the families of those who lost their lives in the heat of the protest on Saturday,” AGF said.


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