Security Beefed Up In Ibadan After Violent Protest: Governor’s Office Attacked, Banks Destroyed
- February 3, 2023
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Hundreds of protesters have marched the street Of Ibadan, As the angry protesters stormed the State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan Oyo, southwest Nigeria.
We gathered that a police officer attached to the Governor’s office was injured in the attack by the protesters.
The Secretariat gate was locked following reports of the pockets of protests had rocked different parts of the capital city.
The protesters, who came with sticks, wood, and other dangerous weapons, forced the two main gates of the Secretariat open, making security operatives on the ground to take cover. With many workers and people within the Secretariat scampering for safety, the protesters headed straight to the Governor’s office where they attempted to force the gate open.
The resistance by the officers on duty, who fire blank shots into the air, made the protesters throw stones and other dangerous weapons into the Governor’s office. They destroyed property at sight with one of the suspects was arrested. the swift intervention and backup from the men of Operation Burst and the Police Team saved the situation that would have degenerated into a major crisis.