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Political assassinations: Osun govt talks tough, warns war drummers



The Osun State Government has issued a stern warning to those beating the drum of violence and bloodshed in the state to desist or they would be made to dance to their evil rhythm.

This followed recent assassinations of chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, and several violent attacks on party members and government officials, including the wife of the governor, Kafayat Oyetola.

The wife of the state governor, Kafayat Oyetola, was attacked on Friday in Owode-Ede town by hoodlums with many security personnel in her convoy injured while on Saturday night, Kazeem Alli, an APC chieftain and chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Apomu branch was abducted by unknown individuals.

The Osun State Police Command has since made arrests in both incidents while a N15 million ransom has been demanded for the abductors of the NURTW chairman.

The state government served the warning in a statement signed by Funke Egbemode, the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation after arising from its weekly Executive Council Meeting on Tuesday in Osogbo.

While calling for calm among peace loving people of the state, the state government also revealed that it was aware of plans by the opposition to further unleash terror on government officials and members of the APC in the days ahead

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