Aregbesola: No casualty recorded during shootout – Police

Osun Police Command said the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, was not attacked and shot at by hoodlums in Osogbo as formerly reported.

In a statement issued on Monday, SP Yemisi Opalola explained that it was some of the minister’s escorts that shot into the air without provocation, causing people to scramble for safety.

“Today, Monday, at about 5.40 pm, the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola was moving in a convoy of personnel of NSCDC, Correctional Service, Immigration, as well as some unidentified armed people, suspected to be political thugs along Orisumbare/MFS Road, Osogbo.

“Suddenly, some of the security escorts of the minister started shooting sporadically into the air without any provocation or attack, thereby causing members of the public to scramble for their safety.

“Thirteen empty shells of G-3, assault and AK-37 rifle were recovered along the road after the minister’s departure.

“No casualty, however, was recorded”, the PPRO pointed out.

However, she stated the report of the incident was still sketchy, adding a full report would be made available at the end of the investigation.

According to her, the situation is under close monitoring and normalcy has returned.


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