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Bandits in Ondo attack Amotekun operatives

Adeniken disclosed that the bandits were armed with stones, bottles, and cutlasses which they used to attack the officers.

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Bandits in Ondo attack Amotekun operatives

Suspected bandits have attacked operatives of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun Corps, in the Igoba community, near Akure in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The bandits launched the attack on the Amotekun operatives while the latter were enforcing the anti-open grazing law operational in the state.

The spokesperson for the Amotekun Corps in the state, Jimoh Adeniken, confirmed the attack in a statement on Saturday.

He said the officers were acting on complaints from farmers in the Igoba and Osi communities over the constant destruction of their farms.

It was gathered that one of the officers, yet to be identified, was hacked by the bandits during the attack.

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Adeniken disclosed that the bandits were armed with stones, bottles, and cutlasses which they used to attack the officers.

“Upon constant complaints from many farmers in the Igoba and Osi areas of Akure North Local Government since the 6th of May 2024 till date, the agency of Amotekun corps from the Headquarters in Alagbaka Akure, responded today dated 5th of July 2024, at about 1600 hours,” he said.

“During the operation, the corps surveillance team was led to the farms by the owners.”

The situation remains tense as the Amotekun Corps continues its efforts to enforce the law and protect the local farming communities.

Proofreading, editing by Sakinat Musa Abubakar and Maryam Sulaiman, Journalist and Editor at Neptune Prime.

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