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Fear As OPC, Amotekun, Others Clash With Herdsmen in Oyo, Many Feared Dead

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 17th Oct, 2023 -

The cause of the conflict was still sketchy as of press time.

Fear has gripped residents of Iwerele in Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State after Oodua Peoples Congress, Amotekun, Operation Burst, Soludero clashed with a group of herdsmen.
Punch reported that the incident happened on Monday leaving many reportedly dead.
The cause of the conflict was still sketchy as of press time. However, The PUNCH was reliably informed of the clash by a titled Chief in the community.
The source said a group of herdsmen had invaded a farm in the community with their cattle and grazed on it,  a situation which led to the demise of the owner of the farm during the argument.
Punch further gathered that combined security operatives of Operation Burst, OPC, Amotekun and Soludero were informed to restore peace in the area but they were allegedly ambushed by herdsmen. The number of those killed is yet to be ascertained.
As of press time, all efforts to get the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso’s reaction was not successful as he was not picking up his call nor responding to text messages sent to his mobile number.
Details later…

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