Residents of Igangan and other communities in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State were on Monday panic stricken following rumours that gunmen camped in forests in the Local Government were planning another attack on communities in the area.
The gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen had struck on Sunday, killing about 17 residents.
Despite assurances from the Chairman of the Local Government, Mr Lateef Akorede and security agencies that the area was now safe, pupils did not go to school on Monday and those who did were later withdrawn by their parents.
Following Sunday's attack and the fears over a renewed one, popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Igboho also known as Sunday Adeyamo who had earlier evicted the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, on Monday evening visited the community.
In a convoy with many residents cheering, he stormed the community and tried to comb the forests where the herdsmen were suspected to be hiding.
His spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, told newsmen that the visit was to assess the level of destruction witnessed in the village and to also relate with the villagers.
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