The Oyo State Secretariat in Agodi Ibadan has been overrun by hundreds of protesters.
A protester attack resulted in injury to a police officer working for the governor’s office.
Following reports that small-scale protests had erupted in various parts of the capital city, the Secretariat gate was locked.
Security personnel on the ground were forced to take cover as the protesters, who arrived with sticks, wood, and other dangerous weapons, forced open the Secretariat’s two main gates.
With many workers and people within the Secretariat scampering for safety, the protesters headed straight to the Governor’s office where they attempted to force the gate open.
The resistance by the officers on duty, who fire blank shots into the air, made the protesters throw stones and other dangerous weapons into the Governor’s office.
They destroyed property at sight with one of the suspects was arrested.
The swift intervention and back-up from men of the Operation Burst and Police Team saved the situation that would have degenerated into a major crisis.
This is a developing story…
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