The Osun Amotekun has revealed that its personnel were violently in the Isale-Osun, Osogbo on Monday by hoodlums suspected to be hired by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement obtained by AllNews Nigeria, the spokesperson of the Osun Amotekun, Yusuf Idowu revealed that hoodlums unleashed attacks on the Amotekun personnel in their office with guns, cutlasses, and other dangerous weapons.
“They fired a close-range bullet on one Amotekun personnel, officer Adebisi and the Field Commander, Amitolu Shittu with pump action rifles.”
Idowu also revealed that the problem started when the Osun PDP members sighted Bolaji Jimoh, the Caretaker Chairman of Osogbo South local council development area at the National Population Commission (NPC) office.
He stated that they were attempts to forcefully remove the council chairman which the Amotekun personnel resisted.
“The thugs who tried to forcefully bring out the chairperson of Osogbo South LCDA were resisted by the Amotekun personnel which led to the attack on the Amotekun personnel.
“The field commander of Osun Amotekun Corps, Comrade Amitolu Shittu who came to settle the issue was also attacked.”
Idowu while appealing to residents in the state to see the outfit as one that belonged to all stated that it has worked with PDP, APC, and other political parties without being sentimental or biased.
“We have protected Osun groove, churches, mosques, night clubs, business centres, government farms, and private farms.
The beneficiaries of Amotekun should not wage war on the outfit that has helped them in the past.
"It is our responsibility to protect the lives and properties of everyone in the state.
“We are not partisan and we equally have the right under the Nigerian constitution to protect ourselves.”