Fresh Panic in Ibarapa land as suspected Fulani Herdsmen attack two people in Igangan

There is a renewed panic in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State as suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly attack two persons with machete in the community.

According to a resident identified as Taiwo Adeagbo, the herders attacked two persons in their village around 1a.m yesterday. As a result, youths of the community had been on guard because they envisaged the herders could  come back.

Adeagbo went further to disclose that one of the victims had machete cuts on the head while the second one had injuries on his right leg.

“Suspected herders invaded the village around 1a.m and attacked two persons. You can imagine when uninvited strangers swooped on innocent people at such an ungodly hour.

“You see why we are saying we don’t want these people who don’t have respect for human lives. The residents have vowed to defend themselves if they try anything of such again”. He said

The Oyo State Chairman of Miyetti Allah, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Jiji, when contacted said he was not aware of the attack as at the time of this report.

It could be recalled that Igangan came into national glare when community youths, led by Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Sunday Igboho, led other residents to enforce seven days quit order issued to herdsmen in the community, who they accused of beheading one U.S returnee farmer, Dr. Fatai Aborode. The resulting violence led to the destruction of properties in the area with the Sarkin Fulani, Seriki Salihu Abdul Kadir, fleeing to Ilorin.

Due to the recent ethnic crisis, a self-imposed dusk to dawn curfew has been put in place at Igangan to prevent escalation of the crisis.

Crime Channel also learnt that Youths of the community have trooped out in large numbers to defend themselves from any further attack and some security agents have been deployed to the affected areas.

Oyo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, CSP Gbenga Fadeyi, said policemen had been dispatched there.

“Already, we have arrested six suspected hoodlums causing problems in the area. There are several policemen there so that peace can be restored.”

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