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Herdsmen Attack Amotekun Corps In Ondo, Injure Many Operatives


SOME personnel of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, popularly known as Amotekun have been reportedly attacked by a group of bandits suspected to be herdsmen.

It was learnt that the personnel sustained different degree of injuries in the incident that happened on Friday, in Akure, the state capital.


The operatives were said to have arrested some cows which allegedly destroyed farmlands in Osi and Igboba Communities in the North Local Government Area of the state on Friday.

It was learnt that the Amotekun officers were taking the arrested cows numbering about 120 to the state headquarters of the Amotekun Command in Akure when the herders accosted them on the Akure-Ado expressway and attacked them

A source told PUNCH that “As they were taking the arrested cows to Amotekun headquarters in Akure, on reaching the Sango area (of Akure)  the herders came out with dangerous weapons and attacked the officers to prevent them from taking the vows away.”

A viral video also showed some of the officers of the corps shooting sporadically into the air to disperse their attackers while the injured ones were quickly taken into the Amotekun Hilux van

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo Amotekun, Jimoh Adeniken who confirmed the incident, said an investigation had commenced.

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