Thursday 11 May 2023

Amotekun, Hausa clash in Ekiti....One killed

There was unrest in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital following a violent clash between the operatives of Amotekun and Hausa traders.

The clash, which reportedly claimed one person, started when Amotekun Corps went to Atikankan Ado Metropolis to enforce an order directing Housa traders to relocate to Agric Olope, a new location provided by the government.

It was gathered that some of the traders who were not ready to comply with the new order attacked Amotekun operatives but the attack was repelled leading to the death of a yet-to-be-identified person.

An eyewitness told The Nation the development enraged the Hausa traders and forced them to retaliate leaving the Amotekun operatives sustained varying degrees of injuries.

He said: “These people in Atikankan area have been constituting a serious nuisance and security threat to the state in the last few years with the kind of criminal activities happening on daily basis. This is a place where you go and see people hawking cannabis in broad daylight, used as criminal hideouts and selling and buying stolen items, among other illicit activities.

“Government asked them to relocate to another place provided for them but were adamant and insisted they won’t leave the place. They said nobody on earth can make them vacate the place, you can see the problem in our hands.

It took the intervention of the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Police to prevent further breakdown of law and order.

When contacted the Ekiti State Police Command Spokesman, Abutu Sunday confirmed the incident but said there was no death in the crisis.

He explained: “It was a clash between Amotekun and a group of irate youths in Atikankan area of Ado Ekiti.

“The Command immediately deployed operatives to the scene to maintain peace and forestall further damage.

“Upon reaching the scene, it was discovered that two (2) persons were seriously injured and rushed to the hospital”.

The Nation

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