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Aregbesola’s Security Convoy shoot sporadically without provocation – Police Command

Aregbesola’s Security Convoy shoot sporadically without provocation – Police Command

The Nigerian Police, Osun State Command has disclosed that there was shooting incident involving the convoy of Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Yemisi Opalola, said that it was some of the Minister’s escorts that opened fire without provocation.

The spokesperson noted that the episode occurred at about 5.40pm as NSCDC, Correctional Service, Immigration personnel escorted Aregbesola.

Some “unidentified armed people suspected to be political thugs were with the convoy.


“Suddenly, some of the security escorts of the minister started shooting sporadically into the air without any provocation nor attack, thereby causing members of the public to scramble for their safety,” she added.

The police confirmed that thirteen empty shells of G-3, assault and AK-37 rifles were recovered along the road after the Minister’s departure.

Noting that no one died, the PRO said a full report would be made available at the end of investigation.

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