Hundreds of protesters have stormed the Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.
A police officer attached to the Governor’s office was injured in an attack by the protesters.
The Secretariat gate was locked following reports pockets of protests had rocked different parts of the capital city.
The protesters, who came with sticks, woods and other dangerous weapons, forced the two main gates of the Secretariat open, making security operatives on 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 back-up from men of the Operation Burst and Police Team saved the situation that would have degenerated into a major crisis.
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Protesters Attack Oyo Secretariat
Some protesters destroyed some offices at the Oyo State Secretariat in the Agodi area of Ibadan on Friday.
The protesters went to the secretariat and attempted to force their way into the governor’s office. pic.twitter.com/LCU5x0pHbf
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VIDEO: Protesters attack Oyo Governor's office, destroy items pic.twitter.com/IeVOY2LnCg
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