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Gov. Ajimobi, Rochas’ Convoy Dislodges Gunmen, Machete Wielding Hoodlums



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The convoy of the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and

his Imo state counterpart, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, on Friday dislodged

a group of hoodlums operating at the Dugbe area of the state capital.


According to a release issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor

of Oyo State, Dr. Festus Adedayo, the hoodlums had been having a field

day in the area shooting guns and wielding machetes before the arrival

of the governors.


The governors, who had just left the burial ceremony of the mother of

Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN), were on their way to the Rochas Okorocha

Foundation when they heard sporadic shots from the hoodlums and

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stampede from the adjoining market in the area.


Initial information collated suggested that the hoodlums were members

of rival factions of the road transport union.


The governors’ convoy, according to the release, then came to the aid

of the fleeing traders to dislodge the hoodlums before reinforcement

was called from the police headquarters and the state crime-fighting

outfit, Operation Burst.


The number of casualty could not be ascertained.

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