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Soldiers deployed in Osun to stop looting of public, private property

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Hoodlums continued their looting spree yesterday in Osogbo, Osun State capital, causing serious panic and forcing many residents to flee for safety.

The mindless conduct of the hoodlums compelled the authorities to deploy soldiers to strategic locations and also patrol the streets.

The hoodlums invaded some shops and stores at Ogo Oluwa area and Ayegbaju International Market, Old Governor’s Office, Osogbo, where they reportedly carted away television sets and refrigerators and other electronic gadgets.

They had earlier made attempts to break into the State Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo but the prompt intervention of soldiers prevented them.

The Guardian gathered that the headquarters of Iwo Council, Iwo was also looted and set on fire. Besides, offices at Olorunda Local Council in Osogbo were attacked and looted by the hoodlums.

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