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Opinion: OPC members who killed fulani men in Igangan on Tuesday, should be arrested and prosecuted

According to a news that was published yesterday morning by various Newspapers in Nigeria, it was made known that some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress in the South West part of Nigeria, invaded a fulani settlement located at Elekokan area in Igangan, in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State and killed four herders, while they injured many others.

In the information that was given concerning the incident, it was made known that the OPC members, who were up to 30 in number, stormed Elekokan with their motorcycles and firearms, as they caused havoc in the community.

Details of the news revealed it that the attack was in retaliation to Monday's attack, as some fulani herdsmen, who were said to be on revenge mission for the former Seriki Fulani of Igangan, who was evicted from the community in January, killed a lot of people and also burnt houses during the attack.

Why The Perpetrators Should Be Arrested And Prosecuted...

In Nigeria, taking law into one's hands as a form of reprisal attack or revenge, is prohibited and due to that, offenders who violate these laws are punished for their crimes.

When members of the Oodua Peoples Congress attacked the fulani settlement on Tuesday afternoon, it was made known that four people were killed, why many others were injured with machete cuts and gunshots.

The Nigeria's constitution is against murder and violent attacks on citizens and anybody caught in the act, will as well be punished.

Putting aside the Nigeria's constitution, the four people who were brutally murdered, may not have knew anything about the attack that was carried out on Igangan residents on Monday and besides, the act might lead to social unrest and also cause another chaos in the community, as the members of the fulani community whose people were killed during the invasion, might also want to retaliate the attack for their people who were killed.

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