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Seven persons reportedly die as Amotekun, Fulanis herdsmen clash in Oyo community

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Men of Oyo State Security Network; Amotekun and some Fulani, engaged in a tug of war at Aiyete in Ibarapa North Local Council of the state.

The cause could not be immediately ascertained as at the moment.

A resident, Saliu, in an interview with newsmen claimed that seven persons were killed, adding that seven houses were also burnt.

He said: “Alhaji Usman Okebi and his two sons were killed. We don’t know what caused the fight. Some persons were shot and injured.

“The number of persons killed increased to seven. Those who were shot but managed to run into the bush later died.”

Another source claimed the clash was between the Amotekun and Bororo people. He  corroborated the claim of Salisu, saying that seven people were killed. .

The Oyo State Commandant of Amotekun, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), said he would go to the area to ascertain what r happened.

Olayanju said: “I heard the same thing and I am on my way there now.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the DPO at Aiyete Police Division had gone to the community  see what happened.