Four operatives of the Oyo State Security Network otherwise called Amotekun Corps are currently battling for survival at a hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State after being attacked by hoodlums on Friday.
The personnel and some policemen were reportedly attacked by hoodlums at Odeyale area of Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State before noon.
The men were said to have been attacked with axe and other dangerous weapons.
It was gathered that four of the Amotekun personnel are currently at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Confirming the incident, the Amotekun Commandant in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), said in a statement that the personnel moved to the area following a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlord Association.
The men were on a mission to dislodge hoodlums who were said to be perpetrating violence in the community.
He said the personnel were attacked with machetes and axes, adding that four of them with severe injuries were currently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the UCH.
He, however, said the Command had already commenced an investigation into the incident.