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Akure: One In Coma As Unprovoked Attacks By Hausa Fulani On Ondo Amotekun Officers Causes Unrest

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By Joseph Sunday 

Information reaching Treasure Newspaper has revealed that an unprovoked attacks which was carried out on Ondo State Security Outfit codenamed Amotekun Corps Officers at the Sango area of Igoba along Ado Ekiti  in Akure, the Ondo State Capital on Friday has led to many Amotekun officers injured while one is said to be in Coma.

Reacting to the development, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Security Outfit codenamed Amotekun Corps, Jimoh Adeniken while explaining the scenario that led to the unfortunate incidence, said, “upon constant complaints from many farmers in Igoba and Osi areas of Akure North Local Government since the 6th of May, 2024 till date, and following the directive of the Amotekun Corps from the headquarters Alagbaka Akure 2024 at about 

Speaking further, Jimoh Adeniken while narrating the event 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 Alagba. 

The Amotekun spokesperson during the operation, stated that their surveillance team was led to the farms by the owners. On getting there, they met over one hundred and twenty cows ravaging the farms and there was nobody with the cows.

Jimoh Adeniken added that, “determined to enforce the anti-open grazing law of the State, the operatives of the Amotekun corps moved the cows out of the farms, and while passing by the Sango Area, at Igoba, along Ado Road in Akure, groups of armed Fulani herdsmen attacked the officers with stones, bottles, cutlasses, and guns. Thereafter, the corps retreated based on the order from the state Headquarters of the Amotekun corps”.

She equally explained how the assailants continued to throw stones and bottles till they invaded the main road and hacked one of the Amotekun officers to a coma while attempting to disarm the officers and men of the Amotekun corps.

Meanwhile in an efforts for the Amotekun Corps to put the situation under control, “the officers of the Amotekun Corps shot into the air to dislodge them and move back to the office, and this led to other officers of the Corps to sustained varying degrees 

Unfortunately, other officers sustained varying degrees of injuries during the attack and they are currently receiving medical attention at the Hospital.

Hence, the owner of the cows have been identified while investigation continues by the corps.

It would be recalled, that the government of Ondo state had on August 31st, 2021,  signed the Anti-Grazing Bill into law.

The decision which was is in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum was aimed at stemming needless instances of skirmishes, conflicts as well as infractions on the enviably peaceful disposition of the good people of Ondo State.

Government will continue to pursue with vigour, through lawful means, to ensure strict compliance of the law with a view to ensuring, that the efforts of farmers One Dead In Ondo Over Amotekun,  Hausa Fulani Clash not be truncated through destruction of their farmlands by herders and their cows.

Officers of the Corps will however, continue to carry out its legal functions of protecting people of the state as well as their properties.


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