Fulani Herdsmen Attack in Oyo State : Several Lives Lost in Iganga Community
Unknown gunmen raided Iganga town in Oyo State’s Ibadan North Local Government Area, killing several people.
The gunmen, who were thought to be Fulani herders, stormed the town at 11 p.m. on Saturday and fled at 3 a.m. on Sunday.
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Several people of the town were slain during the attack, according to Dailypost.
According to town sources, the exact number of deaths lost during the assault has yet to be determined.
People reported that Fulani herders invaded the town; however, it has not been established whether the town was attacked by Fulani herdsmen as reported by the residents.
On Sunday, Igangan Development Advocate (IDA) convener Oladiran Oladokun confirmed the attack.
Oladokun, who confirmed that many residents were killed in the incident, added that the exact number of victims has yet to be determined.
He claimed that the invasion was caused by the Seriki Fulani being expelled from the town.
He went on to say that Fulani herders had threatened to assault the town since the Seriki Fulani had been expelled.
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“Are you phoning in regards to the event at Iganga?” That’s how we interpreted it.
“It was the Fulani herders who had threatened to assault Iganga because of the Seriki Saliu who had been expelled from the town.
Fulani Herdsmen Attack in Oyo State
“So, we’ve been getting threats, and they followed through at midnight.
“They were open from 11 p.m. on Saturday until roughly 3 a.m. today (Sunday).
“We can’t count casualties right now because it’s too dangerous for anyone to come out.”
“So, it was during the morning that some persons emerged from the bushes where they had sought refuge. We’re not done yet.”
When contacted, Mr Adewale Osifeso, the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, offered to provide details on the incident as soon as possible.
He is yet to provide the details at the time of filing this report.