Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday said the #EndSARS protest in Osogbo, the state capital was hijacked by suspected political thugs.
The state police command confirmed the death of two people during the protest.
Oyetola in a state broadcast said suspected political thugs attacked him at the scene of the protest at Olaiya Junction and not youths protesting brutality by the defunct SARS operatives.
He said the incident would be investigated with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.
He said, “The attempt which was carried out by political thugs was pre-planned and our government shall investigate the matter with a view of bringing the perpetrators of this heinous act to book.
“As the Chief Security Officer of the state, we shall ensure that lives and properties of our people shall be protected and anybody found culpable of causing unrest shall be made to face the wrath of the law.”