Four operatives of the Oyo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun were on Friday rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
The operatives and some policemen were attacked by hoodlums in Odeyale area of Ona Ara Local Government area around noon. They were said to have been attacked with axes, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.
Confirming the incident, the Commandant of the corps, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd) in a statement, said the operatives moved to the area following a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlord Association to help dislodge hoodlums perpetrating violence in the community.
He said the operatives were attacked with machetes and axes, adding that four of them with severe injuries were currently receiving treatment at the ICU of the UCH.
He said the corps has commenced investigation into the incident.
Though policemen were also attacked along with Amotekun operatives, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, was unavailable for comment.
The statement below: “Operatives and police officers were attacked by hoodlums at Ona Ara Local Government of Oyo state.
“The incidence was a followed up to a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlord Association who called for help today from the two security outfits to help in dislodging the activities of the hoodlums in their neighborhood.
“The coordinator of Amotekun operations at Ona Ara Mr Adelakun said that the hoodlums attacked them with machetes and axes, four of the operatives were severely wounded and are in intensive care at the University College Hospital (UCH) for treatment.
“Investigation is still ongoing.”