Hoodlums on rampage in Osogbo, attacks motor parks - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, November 28, 2022

Hoodlums on rampage in Osogbo, attacks motor parks

By Our Correspondent

Residents of Osogbo, Osun state capital were on Monday morning thrown into apprehension as hoodlums launched indiscriminate attack on different motor parks across the town.

It was gathered that the attacks was launched simultaneously around 8am at Oke-Baale, Old-Garage, Ilesa Garage and Aregbe Garage attacking members of transport unions at the parks 

The parks were dominated by leaders loyal to the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration that just completed it tenure in the state.

Union members at Old-Garage were chased from the park towards Ayetoro area of the town raising apprehension as sounds of gunshots pervades the atmosphere.

One of the union members was lucky to have escape at Ayetoro with matchet cut wounds, as his car was set on fire in the midst of the road. Shop owners hurriedly closed the shops, while school gates were locked to prevent spread of the attacks.

Attacked were also launched on union members at Oke-Baale, Aregbe garage, and Ilesa garage with a view to effecting change of leadership which is said to be resisted by the present leadership.

Meanwhile, the State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, directed union leaders to maintain peace across parks, warning against violence.

"Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has warned against violence among transport workers' unions in the State, directing security agencies to maintain status quo across the motor parks.

All union leaders and their supporters are hereby directed to remain calm and bring any grievances to the State Government for resolution. Security agencies are consequently directly to maintain law and order", it reads.

Meanwhile policemen have beet stationed at strategic areas in the state, including the motor parks.

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