A brawl involving Fulani and Yoruba at Aba Abugudu Market in the Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State, has reportedly seen two people killed.
Two operatives of the Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun and a vigilante were injured following the fight with happened on Monday March 1.
Punch has it that the Amotekun operatives identified as Yekini Tijani and Michael Oguntade and the vigilante, were trying to separate the fight when a Fulani man drew out his matchete and attacked them and inflicted varying degrees of injuries on them.
Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd), Commandant of Amotekun Corps in Oyo State, who confirmed the incident stated that the security operatives were immediately rushed to the hospital.
“Our men who were attacked are still in the hospital.
“Fulani man and Yoruba were engaged in a fight at the Aba Agudugu Market. There were two Amotekun corps there and some vigilantes. Our men, (Amotekun) were trying to break the fight.
“One of the Fulani men was said to have attacked our men with a cutlass on the head, he attacked the other one on his hand. Those attacked were rushed to hospital, but those fighting still continued with their fight.
“The police were said to have recovered two corpses but I don’t know who was killed. The police are in better position to know.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi also confirmed that three persons were injured.
“Three persons sustained injury. Two Amotekun personnel and one other. The DPO Tede led patrol team swiftly to the scene and took the injured to the hospital for treatment. Investigation intensified.”