Scene from Soun palace (Photo: Sports minister)
A meeting between the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, and other chiefs was recently disrupted by suspected hoodlums on Sunday.
According to The PUNCH report, the meeting was disrupted when some hoodlums attacked the Soun’s palace in Ogbomoso.
It was gathered that security operatives rescued the minister, the monarch, and other chiefs at the meeting.
However, our correspondent could not immediately confirm if the hoodlums’ attack was targeted at the minister and others at the meeting.
While confirming the report, the minister lamented that the hoodlums destroyed properties in the palace.
He tweeted, “Ogbomoso- Hoodlums, thugs and miscreants distrupt stakeholders meeting in Soun’s palace now -invading, stoning and breaking doors, glasses. Soun, myself and council chiefs were scurried into safety by the police and Department of State Services.
“The hoodlums broke into the palace and destroyed chairs, overturned tables, broke windows. These were not youth or Students. These were miscreants and thugs who saw a window of opportunity in the protest which (was) since abated. Thankfully, Soun, the chiefs, leaders of Parapo are safe.”
The minister wondered why the Soun’s palace, saying that peace had been restored.
Dare added, “Ogbomoso youths are law-abiding. But hoodlums have taken over. A combined team of operation Burst from Ibadan and a unit from Iliorin are now on ground in Ogbomoso to help keep the peace, protect the peaceful and innocent and also stop criminal elements. Soun of Ogbomosho yesterday and today personally appealed to this group to stop violence.”