The entry of Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, into Osogbo, Osun State, has sparked a blame-game between the police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in the state.
The Osun police command has blamed operatives of the NSCDC and Nigeria Correctional Service for sporadic shootings while Aregbesola was passing through the Old Garage are of the state capital.
“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 scamper to safety, said Yemisi Opalola, the spokesperson for the police command.
He added that the police picked “13 empty shells of G-3, assault and Ak-47 riffles along the road after the Minister’s departure.”
In its rebuttal, the NSCDC’s statement by Olabisi Atanda, alleged “unknown hoodlums attacked” Aregbesola’s convoy.
“However, the security details of the Minister were able to disperse the hoodlums and bring normalcy to the area.