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Four people critically injured, hospitalised as hoodlums attack Policemen, Amotekun personnel

Following an attack on operatives of the Oyo State Police Command and the state security network popularly known as Amotekun Corps on Saturday by armed hoodlums, CRIMECHANNELS has learnt that 4 members of Amotekun operatives are currently at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, and are battling for their lives.

It was learnt that the attack on the operatives occurred in Ibadan, in the early hours of Saturday.

The management of Amotekun in the state said the men were attacked by hoodlums who were armed with cutlass and other sharp objects.

A statement by the Media Management Department, Amotekun, Oyo State indicated that the violence that led the men to the hospital followed a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlords’ Association.


The statement said, “Operatives and police officers were attacked by hoodlums at Ona Ara Local Government of Oyo State.”

“The incident was a follow-up to a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlords’ Association which called for help today from the 2 security outfits to help in dislodging hoodlums from their neighbourhood.”

The coordinator of Amotekun operations at Ona Ara, Mr Adelakun, said the hoodlums attacked them with machetes and axes. He confirmed that 4 of the operatives were severely wounded and are in intensive care in the University College Hospital (UCH) where they are receiving treatment.

He said the corps and Police operatives are currently investigating the matter and that the security operatives will work tirelessly until the culprits are arrested and prosecuted.

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