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Residents Scamper For Safety As Immigration, Amotekun Clash In Osogbo

The peace of Okefia area of Osogbo, the Osun State Capital was disrupted in early hours of Wednesday as operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network(WNSN) codenamed Amotekun and men of the Nigeria Immigration Services(NIS) clashed.

The incident happened in front of Amotekun’s head office located inside the Government House Annex Oke-Fia area of Osogbo.

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The crisis led to gun duel among the rival operatives which led to tension in the area as shop owners were forced to close their businesses and scamper for safety.

As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the clash is not yet known but visitation to the scene by Radio Nigeria revealed that the leadership of the two agencies are currently holding a meeting inside the premises of the Amotekun head office.

It was observed that operatives of NIS were in the premises with four of their patrol vehicles while the Amotekun corps were also in the premises.

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Efforts to speak with the leadership of the agencies was not successful as the operative denied correspondents access into the office where the meeting was being held.



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