Amotekun confirms attack on its operatives in Oyo

Operatives of the Amotekun has confirmed that two of its operatives were attacked by unknown assailants on their way to Tede.

This was confirmed in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by the Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olagunju, on Monday afternoon.

The statement read in parts, “On the 23rd of January 2021, two of our operatives from Itesiwaju Local Government Area of the state, travelling to Ago-Are en route Tede, were brutally attacked without provocation.

“They were granted free passage at Ago-Are end upon the explanation that they were from Itesiwaju Local Government and are on a routine mission. However, at Tede’s end, some misguided youths attacked the operatives with guns, machetes, and axes.

“Though there was no loss of life, our two operatives were severely injured and are in critical conditions at the hospital. Unfortunately, after this unprovoked attack and assault, our vehicles belonging to Itesiwaju Area Command were completely vandalised and damaged.”

It will be recalled that there was a communal clash between Tede and Ago-Are in which the police vehicle was damaged with the Amotekun office burnt on Saturday.

A resident of Tede, identified just as Sola, said the clash was linked with a cow market that was relocated from Tede to Ago-Are.

“The communities were on fire. Two people were killed while an Amotekun office was set ablaze. Though it has nothing to do with Fulani, this is worrisome,” he said.

 

The new Commissioner of Police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, who led the government delegation to Igangan on Sunday, said normalcy was already being restored to the affected communities

 

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