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  • Updated: February 15, 2022

Attack On Aregbesola Was Meant To kill Him — APC Faction

Attack On Aregbesola Was Meant To kill Him —  APC Faction

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola

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Francis Ezediuno
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The Rasaq Salinsile faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has condemned the announcement earlier made by the state government that it had credible reports that some misguided cowards had invaded Osogbo with armed thugs with intent to foment trouble.

In a statement signed by Abiodun Agboola, the Publicity Secretary of the faction, it revealed that the shootout intended to take out the Interior Minister by attacking his convoy by armed political thugs at Orisunmibare Market as he was coming from Ilesa around 5:30 pm on Monday.

The statement revealed that for about twenty minutes, the Old Garage part of Osogbo was thrown into panic as traders and road users ran helter-skelter as a result of resounding gunshots from the security operatives and political thugs led by Asiri Eniba.

The faction noted that when the convoy was attacked, a team of combined security operatives from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service and Department of State Security, who were among Aregbesola’s convoy, stepped down from the vehicles and started shooting in a bid to scare away the armed thugs.

It maintained that in a bid for the government of Adegboyega Oyetola to tarnish the good name of the minister, it quickly put up a report, deceiving many that the minister invaded Osogbo and sent it to the unsuspecting media for use.

It called on the government to produce evidence of dead bodies which it claimed to have died as a result of the shooting, it stated that no person was wounded in any of the minister's outings adding that the attempt at the Minister was a confirmation that the state was no longer safe.

While qualifying the action of the Osun State Government as irresponsible and a ploy to scare away people, it noted that Osun which was adjudged the third safest state in Nigeria before Oyetola became governor is now one where political violence and insecurity now thrived.

 The state government had earlier announced that it has credible reports that some misguided cowards have invaded Osogbo, the state capital with armed thugs to foment trouble.

 

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Francis Ezediuno
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Francis Ezediuno is a journalist who is self thought on application of social media in news gatherin...

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