Igangan Attack: Oyo Government Appeals For Calm

News - by RadioNow / Jun. 7th, 2021

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has appealed for calm following reports of Saturday’s attacks on the people of Igangan, in Ibarapka Local Government Area of the state.

The governor, who was briefed about the situation on Sunday, said he was shocked to receive the reports of the attacks.

He, however, appealed for calm, adding that security operatives have been deployed to take control of the area.

This is the latest in the series of attacks that have occurred recently in the Igangan community.

The community has been in the spotlight over clashes erupting between farmers and herders, resulting in deaths and injuries.

The call for calm follows the report of the death of 11 persons including some of the assailants and the burning down of several vehicles and buildings including the palace of the Asigangan of Igangan town and a filling station by the gunmen.

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