- There was pandemonium in Osogbo on Thursday, February 3, as hoodlums attacked Aregbesola's campaign office
- The armed men invaded the secretariat shortly after members of the APC concluded their weekly meeting
- The hoodlums were reported to have fired bullets at the transformer within the premises with some glasses of the building shattered
Osogbo, Osun state - Some hoodlums have attacked the campaign office of the minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola in Osogbo after factional members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held their weekly meeting.
The Nation reported that the hoodlums invaded the premises of the campaign office Aregbesola used before his emergence as the state governor around 5.30pm on Thursday, February 3.
Legit.ng gathers hoodlums were armed with guns and started shooting at the building located around the Gbodofon river, including other properties within the premises.
It was learnt that the attackers arrived at the scene shortly after members of the APC concluded their weekly factional meeting at the venue.
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Bullets were reportedly fired at the transformer within the premises with some glasses of the building shattered, The Punch also reported.
Eyewitness narrates incident
An eyewitness within the premises named Abosede Oluwaseun was quoted to have said:
“Shortly after the meeting today, people have already left, they came in two vehicles; one red Sienna car and a bus, parked on the other side of the road.
“The occupants move towards the building with pump-action rifles and started shooting. It is very difficult to count their number but going by the over 30 cartridges on the floor, their number is large, they started shelling the building.
“They also shot sporadically at the transformer to set it on fire so that the whole building will be razed but luckily the canopies caught fire. The people we mobilised quickly extinguished the fire after the hoodlums escaped through Gbonga/Osogbo road.
“Their drivers were on standby, we were able to count six pump-action and other weapons. They operated for 15 minutes.”
Anxiety as Ooni of Ife imposes curfew in Osun town over criminal activities
In other news, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has ordered a restriction of movement in Ile-Ife, Osun state, from 11pm to 5am over rising criminal activities.
It was gathered that armed robbery, among other criminal activities, is gradually becoming the order of the day in the town.
The development was reported to have forced the traditional council members and some local security to keep vigil in some areas through the night.