Clash Erupts Between Amotekun and Nigerian Immigration Service in Osun State, Heightening Tensions

Clash Erupts Between Amotekun and Nigerian Immigration Service in Osun State, Heightening Tensions

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. A clash between the operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) known as Amotekun and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) reportedly occurred in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, on Wednesday.

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The confrontation began around 10:45am in front of the Osun Government House Annex, Oke-Fia, Osogbo, involving an Amotekun operative and an NIS personnel, as reported by The Nation.

The clash escalated quickly, resulting in sporadic shooting and creating a tense atmosphere in the area.

Both sets of operatives fired shots into the air, causing residents to seek safety and nearby business owners to close their shops.

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The fear of a gunfight led to the closure of shops in the vicinity.

Upon visiting the scene, The Nation observed that shops in the area remained closed due to concerns about the ongoing conflict.

Patrol vans from both the NIS and Amotekun were present within the premises of the Government House annex.

It was learned that the leadership of the two agencies convened a meeting to address the issue and seek resolution.

The specific reason behind the clash between the two security agencies remains unclear at this time.

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Despite efforts to gather information, representatives from both agencies declined to comment on the incident.

Further investigation is needed to uncover the underlying cause of the confrontation and to determine the steps taken to prevent future incidents.

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