From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan
An operative of the Oyo State Security Network and Amotekun Corps, 25-year-old Suleiman Quadir, has been killed by bandits in Oyo town of Oyo State.
The Commandant of Amotekun Corps in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd), confirmed the death of the operative to journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, yesterday, and said he was killed in an ambush on Tuesday.
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 was caught by rounds of bullets but he survived and is 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.
Daily Sun gathered that the death of Quadir made it the first time that an Amotekun operative would be killed by bandits in Oyo State, though a number of them had sustained varying degrees of injury from hoodlums in the past few months in the state.