Attack on Aregbesola meant to ‘take him out’ – APC faction

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 some misguided cowards had invaded Osogbo with armed thugs with intent to foment trouble.

Abiodun Agboola, the Publicity Secretary of the faction, in a statement the intention of the shootout in Osogbo was to take out the Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, by attacking his convoy at Orisunmibare Market, on Monday evening.

The statement said 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 gunshots from the security operatives and political thugs.

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

The government of Adegboyega Oyetola was accused of trying to tarnish the good name of the minister, as it called on the government to produce evidence of dead bodies which it claimed to have died as a result of the shooting, stating that no person was wounded in any of the minister’s outings.

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