A 25-year-old member of operative of the Oyo State Security Network and Amotekun Corps, Suleiman Quadir, was on Tuesday allegedly killed by armed bandits at a village near Oyo town, Oyo State.
Quadir was said to have been gunned to death by the bandits in Afijio Local Government Area of the state while escorting a farmer to his farm.
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The Commandant of Amotekun Corps in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd), who confirmed the death of the operative to journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, on Wednesday, said he was killed in an ambush.
He further said the victim was killed in an ambush by a group of armed bandits, numbering 11 at Living Farms in Fiditi on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Olayanju said: “Suleiman Quadir and his colleague, Amo Yisau, were escorting the staff of the farm when it was invaded by the armed bandits. Amo Yisau too was caught by rounds of bullets, but he survived and he’s receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Owode, Oyo.”
The Commandant of Amotekun in the state further stated that “the gallant Suleiman Quadir left behind an aged father, a wife and a son. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.