State boys belonging to the faction of Rauf Aregbesola in Osun All Progressives Congress have reportedly stormed Osogbo in response to recent attacks on TOP members in the state.
The state government has however cried foul, accusing unnamed group of attacking the state capital.
The statement from the government was signed by the Commissioner for Information, Funke Egbemode.
The statement is published below:
We have credible reports that some misguided cowards have invaded Osogbo, the Osun State capital with armed thugs to foment trouble. These miscreants and their kingpin started shooting as they raced through the town.
Their interest is simply to attempt to thwart the peace of the state and create fear in the minds of the good people of Osun counting on a long-lost influence.
The Government of Osun hereby warns that there are no sacred cows in the state. No one is above the law here regardless of their past glories or future aspirations. Security agencies have been well briefed about the activities of these mischief makers, who have set themselves on a collision course with the law.
Anyone, irrespective of their office or station, caught disrupting the peace of Osun will answer to the law.
Parents and guardians are advised to warn their children and wards not to allow themselves to be used by evil men to achieve their sinister motives.
Funke Egbemode Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Osun State