Olaleye Idowu

Aiyete, a location in Ibarapa North local government of Oyo state had operatives of the Oyo state security Network, popularly known as Amotekun and Fulani herdsmen clashed yesterday where seven was reported killed

The conflict was said to have started at Okebi village, but the cause could not be immediately ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

An Eyewitness who does not want his name on print told our correspondent that seven persons were killed adding that 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 said the clash was between the Amotekun and Bororo people. He said some persons were killed, but could not say which group suffered more casualties.

The Oyo State Commandant of Amotekun, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), said he was on his way to the area to ascertain what really happened

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

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi,  said the DPO at Aiyete Police Division had gone to the community to assess the situation.

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