THE personnel of the Ondo State security outfit, codenamed Amotekun and soldiers yesterday clashed in Akure, the state capital, over the arrest of over 100 cows that violated the state’s anti-grazing law.
The cows were alleged to have destroyed farmlands and other valuables in the area.
They reportedly claimed that the cows belongs to their officers in the barracks.
“The soldiers insisted that the Amotekun men would not go away with the cows because they belonged to their officers from the military barrack.
“Crisis started with an exchange of hot words and it later snowballed into an exchange of blows between the two security outfits on the street.
” Before we know what was happening, they started shooting sporadically into the air.
” Immediately they started shooting, the residents scampered for safety in order not to be caught in the shooting by the two security outfits.
NEWS gathered that the soldiers eventually overpowered the Amotekun personnel and they arrested and whisked away two personnel of Amotekun.
Contacted, the state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye described the incident as ” a minor disagreement between the officers of the two security outfits.
Adeleye said that ” it has been resolved amicably adding that “it was the arrested herders that hid under the soldiers to cause misunderstanding between the security outfits.
The commander said that ” let me confirm to you that the cows have been released to us.
NEWS gathered that the two officers whisked away have equally been released to the state commander of the security outfit.
Peace, has, however, returned to the trouble area in the state capital.
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