The Commandant of Oyo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), has said there were no clashes between his men and Fulani herdsmen in Ibarapa land and Oke-Ogun axes of Oyo State.
The Commandant, who addressed Newsmen in Ibadan, said his men launched six operations in four Local Government areas, but that the Team in Aiyete was attacked inside the forest by suspected bandits, three of whom were killed by his men.
According to him, the operations were fully supported by Fulani leaders living in the areas, and a number of Miyetti Allah members were part of the operations.
A statement by the Commandant on Sunday, January 10, 2021, which was made available to Newsmen after the media briefing, further revealed that its operatives raided the forests of Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of the State in the early hours of Saturday, January 9, 2021, to rid the areas of kidnappers and criminal elements.
Col. Olayanju, who equally paraded one of the suspected kidnap kingpins, Sanni Bello, said he was arrested in the forests around Aiyegun axis in Iwajowa Local Government Area, adding that the Amotekun worked closely with officials of Miyetti Allah, whose family members have equally suffered kidnapping in recent times.
The statement by the Amotekun Commandant also indicated that the operation around the forests was embarked upon following incessant reports of killings and kidnapping in the area.