Two Killed, Amotekun commandant’s house vandalised as hoodlums clash in Osun

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By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

Two suspected hoodlums were reportedly killed, while one other sustained a high degree of injury, following the clash between two youth rival groups in Osogbo, Osun state Capital.

The incident, according to a resident, started on Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM at Asoje, Balogun Agoro area, Osogbo.

It was gathered that some hoodlums suspected to belong to another group in Osogbo on Tuesday stormed the area believed to be the base of another group following a crisis that had earlier ensued between them over the weekend.

Operatives of Amotekun were said to have been drafted to the area in order to restore the peace and calmness.

According to the residents in the process two persons suspected to be hoodlums were killed while one other was seriously wounded.

It was leant that the residents of the area while accusing the Operatives of Amotekun of causing the death of two persons, were however, taking the corpses of the dead persons to the palace of Ataoja of Osogbo, before they were being evacuated by the police.

Reacting, Field Commandant Amotekun, Amitolu Shittu denied shooting at hoodlums saying they only made an arrest.

He told our Correspondent that after the arrest of one of the suspected hoodlums, they bombarded my house and vandalized it, including the cars parked in the premises.