One missing, two dead as armed herders attack Amotekun operatives in Ondo
Armed herdsmen and operatives of the Ondo State Security Network also known as Amotekun reportedly engaged in bloody clash, resulting into loss of lives.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the attack happened on early Thursday, February 11 in Ago Sanusi along Ute Road in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government area of Ondo State.
As at the time of reportage, one of the leaders of Amotekun corps identified as Oluwaseun Adebayo is missing as a result of the attack and his whereabouts is still unknown.
According to Premium Times report, the herdsmen had earlier clashed with farmers which led to a “call on Amotekun operatives for intervention”.
Amotekun operatives reportedly got to the scene and were attacked by herdsmen.
This resulted in the death of a farmer and a vigilante.
“One farmer and a vigilante attached to the Amotekun during the clash were shot in the head(s) by herdsmen and both of them are dead now,” Supo Ojo, a resident disclosed.
Speaking on the sad development, the state Commander of the Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye confirmed the incident.
“Amotekun was called yesterday by some farmers that herdsmen had invaded the forest and our men went there to douse tension. A vigilante and a farmer lost their lives in the process,” Adeleye said.
Asked about the missing Amotekun operative, he simply said “nobody is missing in Amotekun”.