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Two Feared Dead As Herdsmen Attack Amotekun In Ondo

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The attack on Amotekun Corps by Fulani herders have reportedly claimed the lives of two persons at Ago Sanusi along Ute Road in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government area of Ondo State.

The leader of the Amotekun corps is also missing in the attack carried out by the herdsmen.

It was gathered that the herdsmen had laid ambush for the Amotekun men who after receiving a tip off from some farmers went to the forest reserve on the trail of some criminal elements in the area.

Recalled that the men of the Amotekun Corps had few days ago apprehended 15 Fulani illegal miners for allegedly involved in illegal mining in the area.

The attack, according to a reliable source , came at about 2:00 am on Wednesday.

The Fulani herdsmen who were heavily armed with sophisticated weapons like AK47 dressed like militia men, with live ammunition wrapped round their bodies .

It was learnt that a farmer whose name was given as Lanre and popularly called Lado had earlier been abducted by the attackers in the area and his corpse was later found with his right and left hands cut off.

It was gathered that a member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria who joined the Amotekun in the operation was shot in the head by the herdsmen and died.

The head of operations of Amotekun security outfit in Owo, identified as Oluwasesan Adebayo who was reported to be missing has not been found and his whereabouts unknown at the time of filing this report.

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