Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Many In Igangan, Burn Houses

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Many In Igangan, Burn Houses
Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Many In Igangan, Burn Houses
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It is all tears and gnashing of teeth as houses, the palace of the Asigangan, and a popular petroleum station were burnt in an attack staged by suspected Fulani Herdsmen when people were asleep.

Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the herdsmen, who were numbering over 50, invaded the town around 11 pm in more than 20 motorcycles, The Nation reported.

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The attack occurred General Kunle Togun (rtd), chairman of the Oyo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps, warned that foreign Fulani elements, encamped in Yorubaland, were planning a ‘big hit’.

The ruins left in Igangan by herdsmen

The ruins left in Igangan by herdsmen

 

A former caretaker chairman of the council, Tunji Omolewu, who spoke to reporters narrated that: ‘People had barely retired to bed when they said they sighted motorcycles entering the town. Before our people could know what was going on, they had started killing people.

‘I got the call around 11 pm. We were on our way from Ekiti where we had gone to do the Yoruba nation rally.

‘I got to Ibadan around midnight and when the calls did not stop coming, I decided to come home. I have counted more than 20 dead bodies.

‘The palace of our monarch was torched. Adolak filling station too was burnt’ he lamented.

Governor Seyi Makinde, who said he had been briefed about the development sued for calm.

‘I have received the shocking news of the attacks on residents of Igangan, Ibarapaland, in the early hours of this morning. I am currently being briefed on the incidents.

‘I urge residents to remain calm as security operatives are now in control of the situation”, Makinde said.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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