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Amotekun, Herdsmen Clash In Aiyete, Oyo. Seven People Killed


Men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly
known as Operation Amotekun and some Fulani have
reportedly engaged in a clash at Aiyete in the Ibarapa North
Local Government Area of the state.


The clash was said to have started at Okebi village on
Saturday morning but the cause of the clash could not be
immediately ascertained as of the time of filing this report.


A man, Saliu, who claimed to be a resident of the area told
our correspondent that seven persons had been killed.


He added that about seven houses were also razed.


Saliu said, “Alhaji Usman Okebi and his two sons were
killed. We don’t know what caused the fight. Some persons
were shot and injured.


“The number of people killed has increased to seven.
Those who were shot and ran away later died in the bush.”
Another source said the clash was between the Amotekun
corps and Bororo people.

He said some persons were killed
but could not say which suffered heavier casualties.


The Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka
Olayanju (retd), when contacted said he was on his way to
the place to ascertain what happened.


He said, “I heard the same thing and I am on my way there
now.”


The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr
Olugbenga Fadeyi, when contacted by our correspondent
said the DPO at Aiyete Police Division had moved to the
community to assess the situation.

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