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10 killed, Vehicles Set Ablaze As Herdsmen Attack Igangan

At least 10 persons have been reportedly killed by suspected killer Fulani herdsmen at Igangan, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

According to residents, the attackers, said to be many, invaded the town around 11.pm on Saturday and left the town around 3.am on Sunday.

The assailants reportedly shot dead five residents and security agents who were said to have rushed to the town also killed five among the attackers.

A truck loaded with cassava flour and some cars were reportedly set ablaze by the gunmen.

Oladiran Oladokun, Convener of Igangan Development Advocate (IDA), confirmed the attack to Daily Post.

Oladokun who confirmed the killing of many residents during the attack, however, said that the number of casualties have not been confirmed.

He alleged that the invasion was due to the banishment of the Seriki Fulani in the town.

He added that Fulani herdsmen had been threatening to attack the town since the Seriki Fulani was banished from the town.

“Are you calling in respect of Iganga incident? That is how we saw it.

“It was the Fulani herdsmen that have been threatening to come and attack Iganga because of the Seriki Saliu that we sent away from the town.

“So, we have been receiving threats and they carried out their threat midnight.

“They operated between 11.pm on Saturday till around 3.am today (Sunday).

“We can’t count casualties now because it was not safe for anybody to come out now.

“So, it was during daybreak that some people are coming out from bushes where they ran to. We are still counting.”

Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command Mr Adewale Osifeso, when contacted promised to provide details of the incident soonest.

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