CITIZENS COMPASS– SOME suspected hoodlums have reportedly attacked the convoy of the wife of Osun State governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola.
The convoy was reportedly attacked on Friday evening at Owode, Ede.
It was gathered that the convoy was heading for Osogbo and was around Owode market when intermittent gunshots were heard around 8:pm on Friday.
A resident of the area, simply identified as Alayande, told our correspondent on Saturday that a truck had created obstruction of traffic when the convoy arrived at Owode Market junction.
Crisis however started when security details in the convoy attempted to clear the traffic to allow the convoy move out of the gridlock.
A trailer was said to have find it difficult navigating the traffic and the security operatives were trying to clear a narrow path for the state first lady when hoodlums began to throw stones at the convoy.
Two of the security operatives, according to an eye witness were hit by the stones and injured which prompted them, security operatives, to start shooting into the air with a view to scaring the hoodlums away.
“The situation lasted for about five minutes, forcing traders and motorists to run for safety before the convoy eventually escaped the attack”, said the source.
When contacted, the Media Aid to the Governor’s wife Iluyomade Oluwatunmise confirmed the attack, saying there was no casualty but some security operatives were injured during the attack.
“It is true the convoy was attacked at Owode-Ede while trying to navigate the traffic around the market. We believe it was premeditated as a list of some top government functionaries marked for attack had been flying around on social media.
“But to the glory of God no one was killed while those injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment”, she added.