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Two Reportedly Killed, Amotekun Commandant’s House vandalised As Hoodlums Clash In Osun



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Two suspected hoodlums were reportedly killed while one other sustained injuries, following the clash between two rival groups believed to be thugs in Osogbo, Osun state Capital.

The incident according to a resident started on Tuesday morning at at Asoje, Balogun Agoro area, Osogbo.

It was gathered that some suspected hoodlums suspected to belong to another group in Osogbo on Tuesday stormed the area believed to be the base of other group following a crisis that had earlier ensued between them over the weekend.

Operatives of Amotekun were said to have been drafted to the area in order restore the peace and calmness.

According to the residents in the process two persons suspected to be hoodlums were killed while one other was seriously wounded .

It was leant that the residents of the area while accusing the Operatives of Amotekun of causing the death of two person , were however, taking the corpses of the dead persons to the palace of of Ataoja of Osogbo, before they were being evacuated by the police.

Reacting, Field Commandant Amotekun, Amitolu Shittu denied shooting at hoodlums saying they only made an arrest.

He told our Correspondent that after the arrest of one of the suspected hoodlums, they bombarded my house and vandalized it, including the cars parked in the premises.

“They have been fighting themselves since Saturday, they have been killing themselves. Police have been looking for some of them and we help them to make an arrest.

“Today, we arrested one of them around 10:15 AM around Balogun Agoro area and handed them over to the police. We did not shoot anybody. If we do that stray can hit market women around the area.

“When we are chasing some of those hoodlums.

“The car of the hoodlum head named Emir was towed by police to their station.

“One Lekan led hoodlums numbering about 30 to my house to vandalise property. They used axes on my gates, shattered glasses and destroyed some vehicles”. Shittu said .

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