Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has said the attempt on his life by assailants during Saturday’s protest against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state was pre-planned.

He made the claim in a state broadcast on Sunday in Osogbo, saying preliminary investigations revealed that the commando style in which the assailants carried out their attack justified his claim that the act was pre-planned

He said the attempt on his life could not have been planned by the youths who constitute over 60 per cent of the voters who elected him into office but noted that he was properly evacuated to safety during the incident, adding that no life was lost at the scene as no live bullet or canister of teargas was fired at the “rampaging political thugs.”

”Yesterday evening, political thugs and hoodlums made failed attempts on my life and those of my aides while identifying with our beloved youths who were engaging in legitimate protest against the alleged brutality of the now disbanded SARS.

“My entourage and I joined protesters from Alekuwodo area to Olaiya Junction chanting solidarity songs with them and encouraging them along the way.

“During the course of my address to the protesters to reiterate our cooperation and support, political thugs hijacked the exercise and hurled stones and dangerous weapons at us and vandalised several cars in my convoy,” Oyetola said.

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