– Some Amotekun operatives were critically injured by hoodlums in Oyo state
– Police officers who were called to help dislodge the activities of the hoodlums were also attacked
– Normalcy has been restored to the area while investigations are ongoing
Suspected hoodlums unleashed mayhem on four operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun and a policeman.
The unfortunate incident happened on Friday, February 6, in the Ona Ara area of Ibadan, Oyo state.
The attack is suspected to be an aftermath of a gang fight at Odeyale area of Ona Ara LGA, Channels Television reports.
The victims were critically injured and rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, where they are receiving treatment.
The Amotekun commandant in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday.
He said there was a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlord Association to help dislodge hoodlums perpetrating violence in the community and operatives of Amotekun swung into action.
Speaking to Channels Television, police spokesman, Gbenga Fadeyi, disclosed that some arrests have been.
He added that investigations into the cause of the violent attacks were ongoing.
According to TVC report, the coordinator of Amotekun operations at Ona Ara, Gbemileke Adelakun, was quoted as saying that the hoodlums attacked them with machetes and axes.
Meanwhile, Tajudeen Salaudeen, a leader of Amotekun security network in Oyo state, reportedly passed away some days ago.
Legit.ng had reported that Salaudeen who was a leader of the para-military security group in Kajola local government area died on Thursday, January 28.
He died in a road crash while trying to avoid a pothole as he rode on his motorcycle. He was reported to be heading to Okeho in the early hours of Thursday when he got a call to come back for an emergency assignment at Ilero. He died while returning.
Salaudeen’s body was deposited at a private hospital morgue in Ilero close to Okeho (Kajola) in Iwajowa local council development. He was later buried on Thursday according to Islamic right.
In a separate report, the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, had claimed the crises currently happening in Oyo is beyond the state governor’s capacity.
Specifically, Dare accused Governor Seyi Makinde of being paralysed with fear. He said the governor needs to be more proactive in handling the security situation in the state.