Two protesters were reportedly shot and killed by security operatives attached to Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state while strewing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, Osun State, on Saturday.

#ENDSARS Protesters, Ogun State

Recall that, Oct. 10th, the Governor of the state appealed to the people of the state to exercise restraints in the course of protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying that government is already responding to their outcry.

Governor Oyetola, in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, on Saturday in Osogbo, urged the residents not to take laws into their hands.

The governor said that people should be mindful of the fact that Osun was a peaceful state and that President Muhammadu Buhari had given directives to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to dabble into the SARS matter immediately.

“We appeal for calm and urge our citizens to continue to uphold the peaceful profile of the state by not taking laws into their hands.

“Let us not be tempted to attack public property and facilities, which took government and taxpayers many years of sacrifice and struggles to build.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has given directives to the Inspector-General of Police to bring to justice officers who might have been found culpable of infringing on the rights of citizens.
“We believe that the Nigerian Police Force has taken note of our agitations, and that the IGP will call his men to order, where necessary,”

Earlier in Saturday , hoodlums wielding cutlasses had attacked protesters around the Olaiya Junction area of the town.

While many of the demonstators are injured, some are yet to be accounted for.

Two of the protesters, who were reportedly macheted by the thugs were receiving treatment in different hospitals in the state.

The incident happened around 9:00am.

Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, however, said security details attached to the governor were not involved in the killings.

He said, “It’s not true, it’s not correct. Earlier in the day, the state APC issued a statement raising the alarm that thugs sympathetic to a political party had infuriated the protesters.

“The thugs were seen brandishing guns and even shooting into the air earlier today. So by this evening when Mr governor was addressing the protesters, he got there around 2:30pm.

“If anybody died, the hoodlums who hijacked the protest should be held responsible. We know some of the perpetrators.”

The #EndSARS protests have been taking place across major cities in the country with youths demanding an end to police brutality and killings and it has gotten a global attention

Members of the non-functioning SARS have been accused of crimes such as extrajudicial killings, kidnapping, extortion and intimidation.

The Nigerian Government had promised on multiple occasions to reform SARS and make the squad more accountable but failed to fulfill that pledge.

Below are the video of the two dead EndSARS Protesters taken out by security operatives attached to Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Ogun state:

4 COMMENTS

  1. We will stop at nothing until we achieve out objective from the government.
    #EndSARS
    #endpolicebrutality
    #wedeserveabetternigeria
    #enoughisenough

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