Ondo Amotekun Officers Injured In Clash With Suspected Herdsmen

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On Friday, officers from the Ondo State Security Network Agency, known as Amotekun, sustained injuries after being attacked in Akure, the capital city, by a group believed to be herdsmen.

It was gathered that the corps arrested some cows which allegedly destroyed farmlands in Osi and Igboba Communities in the North Local Government Area of the state on Friday.

A source narrated that the Amotekun officers were taking the arrested cows numbering about 120 to the state headquarters of the Amotekun Command in Akure when the herders accosted them on the Akure-Ado expressway and attacked them.

The source said, “As they were taking the arrested cows to Amotekun headquarters in Akure, on reaching the Sango area (of Akure)  the herders came out with dangerous weapons and attacked the officers to prevent them from taking the vows away.”

Similarly, a viral video obtained by our correspondent showed some of the officers of the corps shooting sporadically into the air to disperse their attackers while the injured ones were quickly taken into the Amotekun Hilux van.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo Amotekun, Jimoh Adeniken, confirmed the incident and said an investigation had commenced.

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