Seven Feared Dead As Amotekun, Gunmen Clash In Oyo


By Abiola Olawale

No fewer than seven person were reportedly killed as men of the Oyo State Security Network popularly known as Amotekun clashed with some gunmen suspected to be herders in Aiyete, Ibrapa north Local Government, Oyo State.

The New Diplomat checks reveal that the clash erupted following the alarm raised by the residents of Aiyete over a group of suspected herdsmen.

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The gory incidence that happened in Okebi area of Aiyete led to the death of seven people as no fewer than seven houses were razed to the ground.

While speaking on the incidence, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju, the Commandant of the Oyo Amotekun Corps said the matter is currently being investigated. He also added that some suspected criminals have been arrested.

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It would be recalled that three people were killed during a clash between Amotekun and some youths in Tapa town few days ago.

The total number of people that have been killed during clashes against Amotekun is feared to have increased to eleven.

It would be recall that an undergraduate of the University of Ibadan was killed by Amotekun Corps Operatives last month.

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While speaking on the recent clashes with Amotekun, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde promised that he will not spare any member of the security agency who run afoul of the law.

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