Tension as masked gunmen invade Oyo Govt Secretariat

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There was tension at Oyo Government Secretariat on Saturday following an invasion by some masked men.

The armed men were stationed at strategic points in the secretariat, it was learnt.

While some were said to have manned the entrance to the Governor’s office gate, others were seen at the entrance to the House of Assembly Gate with some others at the main entrance.

The identity of the masked men could not be ascertained as of the time of writing this report.

Policemen and other anti-crime agencies stormed the entrance to the Secretariat in numerous patrol vans.

Operatives of the Oyo Security Network (Amotekun) were said to have also arrived the gate.

The situation, it was gathered, almost turned chaotic as the security operatives engaged in a gun duel with the agitators.

Teargas were also said to have been fired with the situation sending panic to residents around the axis.

Motorists plying the route started making detour as other road users scampered to safety.

Road users enroute Secretariat diverted along Customs Junction as the Secretariat-Queen Elizabeth Road was cut off traffic.

Details shortly…

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