Hoodlums Attack Four Amotekun Operatives, Policeman In Oyo
The personnel and some policemen were reportedly attacked by hoodlums at Odeyale area of Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State before noon on Friday, leaving them critically injured.
The men were said to have been attacked with axe and other dangerous weapons.
It was gathered that four of the Amotekun personnel are currently at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Confirming the incident on Saturday, the Amotekun Commandant in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), in a statement said the personnel moved to the area following a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlord Association to help dislodge hoodlums perpetrating violence in the community.
Also, the Police public relations officer, Gbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident, noting that some arrests have been made while investigations continue into the cause of the violent attacks.
Fadeyi said that Amotekun operatives drafted to the area sent a distress call to the police for support and some policemen were drafted to help in restoring peace to the area but some of them ended up being attacked by the hoodlums.
He however said normalcy has been restored to the area as more security operatives have been dispatched to prevent further breach of peace.