THERE was pandemonium at the Owode-Ede market along Gbongan Road, Osun State on Friday evening, August 19, 2022 when hoodlums suspected to be political thugs attacked the convoy of the wife of Osun State Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola.
Some of the security operatives attached to the convoy sustained various degrees of injuries.
It was gathered that the convoy of the governor was passing through Owode-Ede market around 8PM when the incident occurred.
An eyewitness said, “The convoy was passing through the market when a truck suddenly blocked the lane that the convoy was passing, then the thugs who are already around the area started to haul stones at the convoy. They attacked the convoy with dangerous weapon and the operatives started shooting to the air.
“Some of the security operatives sustain injuries because one one them was shouting that we have been hit.
“They shattered the glasses of the vehicles. The incident caused panic in the area. It is so unfortunate.”
When contacted, an aide of the First Lady, Iluyomade Oluwatumise confirmed the incident.
However, she did not disclosed the number of operatives that sustained injuries.
She said, “All I can tell you that no life was lost in the incident. I can’t tell you the numbers of security operatives that was injured but some of them that were attached to the convoy sustained various degrees of injuries.”