Two days after suspected All Progressives Congress, APC hoodlums known as ‘State Boys’ unleashed terror on anti-Aregbesola protesters in Osogbo, some residents of the state capital were again at the early hours of yesterday attacked over alleged opposition stance against the governor.
The fresh attack took place at popular newsstands, Makson Junction, opposite old Governor’s Office in Osogbo, the state capital with several innocent people sustaining various degrees of injuries.
The suspected APC thugs numbering about 25 stormed the place in six mini-buses popularly known as ‘Korope’ and with all arms such as guns, axes and cudgels and started chasing and beating up anyone on sight.
According to one of the victims, a vendor, Mr Kazeem Madamidola, the hoodlums accused people around the area of being anti-Aregbesola and that those gathering to read newspapers at the newsstands were discussing against the governor.
“The thugs pulled down the newsstands, tore all the newspapers on the stands and started beating people up. They accused people of booing Aregbesola during the rally on Tuesday and threatened that by today (Friday), they will kill anyone who comes around the place”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Civil Societies Coalition for Emancipation of Osun State, CSCEO, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call Mr. Rauf Aregbesola to order, saying the governor’s plan was to create an atmosphere of fear in the state.
The group condemned the fresh attack by APC thugs on innocent citizens of the state as unwarranted, sad and barbaric.
The group’s Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, stated while addressing large number of journalists, “We condemn this unprovoked attack because attacking innocent citizens of our state cannot solve the problems on ground. This is democracy and every Nigerian has the right to freedom of speech as guaranteed by the 1999 constitution.
“The whole world is aware of Aregbesola’s unpopularity in the state. His plan is to keep peoples’ mouth shut and create an atmosphere of fear so as to put us in bondage forever.
“It is high time President Buhari calls one of the governors of his APC party to order before creating more troubles for this country. If the governor has nothing to hide why is he sending his thugs to attack those who opposed his tarnished and highly corrupt regime?”

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