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#EndSARS: Two feared dead and one hospitalized in Osogbo protest.

Paid thugs are taking over peaceful protests.

The EndSARS protest had extended its tentacles to Osogbo in Osun State. According to reports, the protest had been said to have commenced peacefully on Saturday but later turned bloody when the protesters were attacked by some thugs.

The protesters were attacked by the hoodlums who were armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlass and broken bottles.

Some of the injured victims were said to have been rushed to a government hospital in Osogbo for medical treatment.

The governor of the State, Adegboyega Oyetola, had identified himself with the protesters who were demanding an end to police brutality in the country

The governor apologized for not being able to address the protesters since the demonstration started in Osun.

He said he had confidence in the genuine intention of the protest, adding that the presidency had directed that all state governments should constitute judicial panels of inquiry to look into the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) before it was disbanded.

The atmosphere later became chaotic when some outlaws bumped into the protesters and started throwing dangerous objects at the governor’s convoy.

Although he was not injured, several vehicles in his convoy were damaged by the thugs.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

However, two people has been reported dead and one hospitalized in the protest. Vandalizations has also taken place as citizens fear for their safety.

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