Four Arrested Over Burning of Amotekun’s Operational Vehicle, Setting Village Ablaze in Ondo

Four suspected arsonists who set a village ablaze and the operational vehicle and motorcycles of the Ondo state security outfit codenamed Amotekun at Jugbere farm settlement/Sanusi village in Owo council area of the state have been arrested.

Recall that two persons, a farmer and a member of the vigilante group in the state were murdered by suspected herdsmen in Owo area of the state.

Acting on a tip-off, the Amotekun personnel stormed the farm settlement to rescue the abductors but the herdsmen took to their heels after killing the two victims and set ablaze the village, the operation vehicle and motorcycles parked in the village by the Amotekun rescued team.

Addressing newsmen in Akure, the state commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye denied that his men were killed during the operation and that one of his operative Sesan Adebayo was missing after the Owo operation.

The two persons killed according to him had been killed before the arrival of Amotekun at the community.

According to him, the four suspects arrested were linked with the killing of the farmer and a member of the vigilante group in Ago Sanusi along Ute Road in Owo.

The commander who noted that those arrested were not herdsmen maintained that the armed herders in the forest took to their heels on sighting his men


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