By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
No fewer than seven personnel of the Western Security Outfit condnamed Amotekun Corps, were on Saturday wounded by some suspected thugs at the Osogbo Township Stadium during the swear-in ceremony of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.
Sources said the political thugs were following the new Governor while he was entering the venue in his vehicle.
On sighting men of Amotekun, the hoodlums were said to have descended on them, injuring about seven in the process.
Our correspondent who was at the event saw one of the operatives wounded and consequently rushed to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.
The hoodlums who were in their large numbers, were prevented from causing further trouble by armed police men and other sister security forces who were on ground to keep surveillance at the inauguration.
An eyewitness account confided in our correspondent that the suspected thugs were on a mission of venting their anger on the Amotekun corps, accusing them of being part of the immediate past Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
“The suspected hoodlums descended on Amotekun without any justifiable reasons. But it was learnt that the attack was targeted on them on the grounds that the immediate past administration inaugurated Amotekun, hence they want to show that the present administration is against the formation,”the witness explained.
A competent police source who confirmed the story at the Township stadium, hinted that the police are on the trail of the hoodlums and they would soon be brought to book.
However, Governor Ademola Adeleke has promised to embark on a security sector reform that will target crime prevention, detection, neighbourhood policing and better synergy among security agencies
He said Amotekun Corps will be strengthened under his administration and will ensure operational linkage between local hunters and the Amotekun Corps.
“Know Your Neighbour,” security initiative will be implemented. By the grace of God, very soon, Osun will return to its old nature of being a haven of peace,” the governor stated.
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