At least two people have died in a clash between the operatives of the Ondo State Security Network known as Amotekun and armed herdsmen.
The attack occurred early in the morning on Thursday, Feb 11, in Ago Sanusi, along Ute Road in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government area of Ondo State.
A leader of the Amotekun corps, Oluwasesan Adebayo, is also reportedly missing following the attack. His whereabouts is still unknown.
According to Premium Times, the herdsmen had earlier clashed with farmers which led to a “call on Amotekun operatives for intervention”.
Amotekun operatives reportedly got to the scene and were attacked by herdsmen.
This resulted in the death of a farmer and a vigilante.
“One farmer and a vigilante attached to the Amotekun during the clash were shot in the head(s) by herdsmen and both of them are dead now,” Supo Ojo, a resident told Premium Times.
The state Commander of the Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the incident, according to the publication.
“Amotekun was called yesterday by some farmers that herdsmen had invaded the forest and our men went there to douse tension. A vigilante and a farmer lost their lives in the process,” Adeleye said.
Asked about the missing Amotekun operative, he simply said “nobody is missing in Amotekun”.