Amotekun operative shot dead as gunmen attack Oyo community

A personnel of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun, Suleiman Quadri, has been killed by gunmen. According to reports, Quadri was said to have been ambushed by bandits numbering about 11 while escorting the staff of Living farm to the farmland in Fiditi on Tuesday night, April 20. The gunmen opened fire on the security operative and his colleague Amoo Yisau. While Yisau sustained gunshot injuries and is being treated at the General Hospital, Owode Oyo, Quadri lost his life.

The commandant of Amotekun Corps, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), confirmed the incident and said the deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

“He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.”

The incident comes weeks after gunmen ambushed operatives of Amotekun corps in Ondo state, and set their vehicles ablaze.

Two security operatives died during the attack in Ondo state, which occurred in February.