1 Dead, Others Injured As Hausa Traders and Amotekun Clash In Ekiti

There is palpable tension in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital on Thursday over a person yet to be identified killed by an alleged officer of the Amotekun corps.

It was gathered that two persons have been allegedly shot by an officer of the Amotekun corps while clashing with Hausa traders in the Atikankan area of Ado Ekiti.

According to the report, one of the victims was said to have died immediately while the second person battles for his in an undisclosed hospital.

It was also gathered that two officers of the Amotekun corps were seriously attacked in retaliation by the traders.

Trouble started after the Amotekun officers were trying to relocate the traders from the Atikankan area of Ado Ekiti to the new location provided by the government at Agric Olope.

It was gathered that some of the traders who were not ready to obey the new policy attacked the Amotekun officer and in the process, it was alleged that one of the officers opened fire at them.

At the moment, the area has been taken over by armed policemen to avert further crisis.

The Ekiti State Police Command and the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps are yet to react or speak on the matter.




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