- Amotekun's commandant in Oyo state, Olayinka Olayanju, has given an account of the security outfit's operation on Saturday, January 9
- Olagunju said his men and members of Miyetti Allah did not clash as reported in some quarters
- The state's security chief said Amotekun instead collaborated with Miyetti Allah to flush out some kidnappers terrorising the state
Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), the commandant of Operation Amotekun has denied the alleged clashes between his men and members of Miyetti Allah in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo state.
The Nation reports that Olayanju said contrary to the alleged clashes reported by some media outfits, Amotekun and Miyetti Allah had a joint operation to tackle kidnappers in the state.
The state's security chief said his operatives raided the forests of Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun on Saturday, January 9, to rid the areas of kidnappers and other criminals.
He said the operation around the forests was embarked on following reports of killing and kidnapping.
Legit.ng gathers that the commandant said his men launched six operations in four local government areas in the state.
According to him, the team deployed to Aiyete was attacked inside the forest by suspected bandits. The Amotekun operatives eventually killed three of the suspected bandits.
He said the operations were supported by leaders of Miyetti Allah in the areas, reiterating that a number of herders were part of the operations.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Colonel Olayanju said some of the aides of Governor Seyi Makinde are indirectly backing hoodlums terrorising the people of Oyo state.
The Amotekun chief disclosed this on Tuesday, January 5, while speaking on a radio station, Fresh FM.
The residents of Ibadan communities have recently been living in constant fears following the increased cases of hoodlum attacks.
In other news, Governor Makinde has disclosed that Nigeria is facing security threats on the border it shares with Mali, a neighbouring country.
He said bandits from Mali are trying to enter the country through Saki, a town in Oyo state.
The governor made the disclosure when he visited the palace of the Okere of Saki, Khalid Olabisi.
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