The special countdown event organised by the Osun State government ended abruptly after persons suspected to be thugs hurled stones towards the direction of Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State and his wife, Kafayat, in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday.
Governor Oyetola, his wife, Charles Akinola, Chief of Staff to the governor, and members of the Osun State Executive Council had to be evacuated from their sitting positions at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, after the suspected thugs began their attack at about 1am.
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An unidentified person was said to have been arrested by security agents in connection with the attack.
Among other dignitaries at the event were Gboyega Famoodun, Osun State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Wole Oyebamiji; Secretary to the State Government; and Lekan Badmus, Commissioner for Special Duties and Regional Integration.