Amotekun leader of Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State in southern Nigeria has died.
Mr Tajudeen Salaudeen has died in a car accident.
He was involved in an accident while trying to avoid a pothole in the Sawmill area on Ilero Road.
Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper reported that an emergency call was made to the deceased this morning for a special operation in Ilero.
The body was later taken to a private hospital and laid to rest yesterday.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde in November 2020, declared that the state’s Security Network Agency, code-named Amotekun Corps, fully operational.
Makinde, during the passing-out ceremony of 1,500 pioneer Amotekun Corps at Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Sports Complex, Main Campus, Oyo, said that security had always been an issue, the reason security was made one of the pillars of his administration.
He, however, said that the 2021 budget had been perfected and concluded at the State Executive Council level, assuring that the Appropriation Bill would be presented to the state’s House of Assembly next week Monday.
Amotekun is a south-west regional state security outfit set up with the view to tackling insecurity plaguing the South-West region.