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Four Amotekun Operatives Attacked In Oyo

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Four operatives of the Oyo State Security Network otherwise, popularly known as Amotekun were attacked by hoodlums on Friday.

Oyo State Amotekun Commandant, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), made this known in a statement on Saturday in Ibadan, the state capital.

Olayanju said his men and some policemen were attacked at the Odeyale area of Ona Ara Local Government Area on Friday morning.

The Amotekun stressed that the men were on a mission to dislodge hoodlums who were said to be perpetrating violence in the community.

He said the officers were attacked with machetes and axes, adding that four of them with severe injuries were currently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

Olayanju, however, said the Command had already commenced an investigation into the incident.

He said, “Amotekun operatives and some police officers were attacked by hoodlums at Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State.

“The incidence was a follow-up to a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlord Association who called for help today (Friday) to help in dislodging some of the hoodlums in their neighbourhood.

“The coordinator of Amotekun at Ona Ara, Mr Adelakun said the hoodlums attacked them with machetes and axes. Four of the operatives were severely wounded and are at the Intensive Care Unit at the University College Hospital for treatment.  Investigation is still ongoing.

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