Panic in Osogbo as Amotekun, Immigration operatives exchange gunfire over disagreement



Uba Group

Tension rented the air at Oke-Fia area of Osogbo on Wednesday when operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun engaged men of the Nigerian Immigration Service in gunfire.

It was gathered that the clash witnessed sporadic shootings from both sides over a disagreement that ensued between two officers of both agencies.

The face-off occured in front of the Osun Government House Annex, Oke-Fia, Osogbo in the morning.

The irate operatives shot into the air to scare themselves, making residents scamper to safety as business owners in the area closed their shops.

The development caused panic n the busy area as some shops were still closed over fear of the gun battle as at the time of filing this report.

Patrol vans of operatives of NIS and Amotekun were sighted inside the premises of Government House annex.

It was gathered the leadership of the two agencies were holding a meeting to resolve the issue.

When contacted, the spokesperson of Amotekun, Yusuf Idowu said the clash has been resolved but did not disclose the cause of the violent clash.

He said, “We have resolved it and there is now normalcy in the area. I can’t comment further.”