Saturday, September 18, 2021

Fulani Herdsmen kill 20 people in Igangan, Oyo state

After Fulani herdsmen were chased out of Igangan town, Oyo state by Sunday Igboho a few months ago, scores of gunmen invaded Igangan in the state’s Ibarapa North Local Goverontshnment Area, murdering about 20 people.

The assailants reportedly struck at midnight, killing, despoiling, and razing buildings. The hoodlums, who the Igangan people’s Spokesperson, Mr Taiwo Adeagbo, identified as Fulani herdsmen, also burned down the monarch’s palace in the town.

Mr Tunji Omolewu, the incumbent caretaker chairman of the council, authenticated the retaliatory attacks, stating he rushed down to Igangan this morning to verify the assault.

According to the Mr Tunji, he disclosed

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 12 am 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

While further confirming the occurence of the incident and how severe the casualty is, he imparted by saying

Yes, it is true. Fulani herders came in the night to attack our people. They killed many people.

I’m there now counting the number of dead people. I don’t know how many for now because we are still counting.

A resident said the attackers were more than 50. They came on 20 motorcycles around 11 pm. They started shooting, stabbing, and clubbing our people.

We don’t know what is happening now. We have shouted, cried, and appealed for help but none came.

These people have been killing us one by one. But, now more than 20 people have been killed in this fresh attack.

You know we sent them away from here when they were kidnapping and raping our women. Perhaps, this is a reprisal. Is this how we will continue to live our lives

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