The Ondo State Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, has dismissed a report that the Corps and some soldiers clashed over some arrested cows on Tuesday.
There was a pandemonium at the Gaga Area of Akure, the Ondo State capital, following an alleged argument between the men of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, and the men of the State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps on Tuesday evening.
The residents of the area were said to be running for safety when they saw the men of the two security agencies arguing, while some cows were said to have been arrested by the Amotekun Corps for allegedly violating the state anti-open grazing law.
However, Akogun Adeleye said it was a minor argument, which had since been resolved.
He said, “It is a lie, we didn’t have any clash with soldiers. There was no issue between us, there was a minor argument and we have resolved it. Saying we are clashing with each other is not true.”
Meanwhile, one of the residents of the area, who identified himself as Ademola, narrated that the soldiers and some Amotekun Corps members were seen arguing and the argument was suspected to be over some arrested cows.
“We saw both soldiers and Amotekun people arguing, we suspect they were arguing on some cows which we believed were seized by the Amotekun Corps. When people saw them, everybody was running here and there. But later they left our area,” Ademola stated.
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