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  • Updated: February 16, 2024

Osun: Three injured as Amotekun personnel engage in gun battle with herdsmen

Osun: Three injured as Amotekun personnel engage in gun batt

Three Amotekun corps members in Osun were injured after engaging in a gunfight with herders in the state.

Allnews.ng gathered that some farmers in Kajola village, Atakumosa-West Local Government Area of the state, have reported herders destroying their farm produce to feed their cattle.

According to Adio John, an eyewitness in the hamlet, when the herdsmen saw Amotekun operatives, they became angry and prepared for war.

He claimed that efforts by corps personnel to apprehend the herders led to a gunfight, with injuries on both sides.

Meanwhile, Bashir Adewinbi, the Corp Commander for Osun Amotekun, stated that three of his men were injured during gunfights with the herders.

“Our men went to Kajola village to settle the rift between farmers and herders, but when they got there, the herders attacked them and shot at them, Our men had no other option than to shoot back at them.

“The police were involved in the matter. We arrested one of them, but we later released him. Those wounded are better now,” he added.

Meanwhile, The Western Nigeria Security Network has apprehended and parades 149 alleged criminals in three local government areas of Ondo State.

Adetunji Adeleye, Commander of Amotekun in Ondo State, revealed this on Tuesday while parading the suspects before the media.

According to Adeleye, the majority of the suspects claimed to have come into the state as hunters and were detained with rifles, bags of Indian hemp, and cutlasses.

He stated that the arrests were conducted in areas where robberies and kidnappings are common in local governments.

The commander stated that while every Nigerian has the right to travel anywhere in the country, they do not have the right to carry firearms.

He concluded by saying that once investigations were completed, the suspects would be brought to the appropriate government agencies for further profiling.

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