Aishatu Saado, a Fulani woman has narrated how she lost four children and her husband, Alhaji Saado after Igangan mayhem that happened in Oyo State few months ago. The widow She spoke with BBC News Yoruba. She said her family trekked from Igangan to Igboora for hours in forest.
Customs officers, not unknown gunmen killed our people in Igangan - Oyo govt confirmsThe Oyo State Government has confirmed that it was the Nigeria Customs Service, not mysterious gunmen, that invaded Igangan and other portions of Ibarapa on Friday night. In a statement issued on Saturday in Ibadan, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, clarified the situation.
The Oyo State Government has confirmed that it was the Nigeria Customs Service, not mysterious gunmen, that stormed Igangan and other sections of Ibarapa on Friday night. Ibarapa community leaders revealed the information at a fact-finding meeting between a team from the state government and political/traditional leaders from the impacted areas on Saturday, according to Adisa.
The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has reacted to the invasion of Igangan town in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area by custom officers a few days ago. The governor issued a stern warning to the security agency, saying that he would no longer tolerate their excesses in Oyo State.
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The federal government has revealed that Sunday Igboho is making efforts to escape from Nigeria. In the report which was made by The Cable, the federal government said that Igboho is trying to get police extract or affidavit from the court so that he would be able to get a new passport.
We Are Tired Of Killings In Yorubaland – Gani Gani Adams has lamented the attacks and recent killings in the west. This is coming after the recent attack on residents of Igangan in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State. The attackers stormed the town around 8pm and left after shooting sporadically.
Sunday Igboho Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters Sunday Igboho, who happens to be a native of Igboho Town in Oyo State, came into limelight in January, after he forcefully evicted some Fulani men away from Igangan community, Ibarapa because, residents accused the Fulani men of conniving with herdsmen to kidnap and kill their people.
Again, Ibarapa Local government area of Oyo State has returned to the news headlines for yet, a bad reason. For those who are keenly following the trend of things in the country, the mentioning of Ibarapa will quickly remind them of a town which has been painfully groaning under the heavyweight of mindless attack by bandits.
Yesterday's morning, we heard reports that unknown gunmen raised Igangan and some other areas in Ibarapa areas in Oyo state, but this morning, we're hearing another reports. According to Vanguard, the Oyo state government is saying that unknown gunmen were not the ones who raided Igangan, but it is the Nigeria Customs Service.
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The outskirts of Igboora and other towns, near Ibarapa local government of Oyo state, was in fear after a grenade attack on Friday night. Residents of Igboora and other towns near Ibarapa, are being affected by the loss of lives. As we speak the city's youth have protested against the collapse, of the tire and the flooded entire road in the city.
The breaking news of the alleged arrest of Yoruba freedom fighter Chief Sunday Adeyemo ( a.k.a. Sunday Igboho) at the early hour of Tuesday has of course been generating mixed reactions among some concerned Nigerians. Photo Credit: Social media The leader of the Yoruba Nation agitators had been reportedly arrested in neighbouring country Cotonou, Benin Republic, by the security operatives according to Vanguard.
Armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen has again attacked Igangan community, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State. The hoodlums allegedly attacked the village on Friday night, killing the Commander of Amotekun in the local government. This attack is coming barely few months after suspected armed Fulanis invaded the Ibarapa community, killing many people and burning properties worth millions of naira.
According to a report from Sahara Reporters, it has been revealed that some individuals suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen, were spotted at Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo state, where four of its residents were killed. It was stated that among the four who lost their lives to the attack was an Amotekun Commander of the South-west security arm.
Following the suit filed by Sunday Igboho's Lawyer, Yomi Alliyu (SAN), wherein he asked for some considerable amount to be paid for the damages done on his properties by the Department of State Services, I must commend his bravery and wisdom. Recall that the incident that happened in Igangan was what influenced the action of Sunday Igboho, wherein he asked the Fulani Herdsmen to vacate the whole of Southwest because of their heinous activities.
Just about a month ago, the dreaded herdsmen killed scores of residents of Igangan, a town in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo state destroying many properties. Report from the Vanguard claims that the herdmen who came in numbers dressed in Customs uniforms started shooting for about 30 minutes but were said to have been initially repelled by the local hunters.
The southern part of Nigeria has continued to face challenges from the Fulani-Herdsmen right from the beginning of last year. A lot of valuable properties have been destroyed by the armed Herdsmen following the Farmers-herders crises. A few months ago, Sahara reporters disclosed that suspected Gunmen launched an attack in the Igangan community of OYO state, and destroyed a lot of valuable properties including the burning of the king's palace.
The Oyo State Government has confirmed that it was the Nigeria Customs Service, not mysterious gunmen, that invaded Igangan and other portions of Ibarapa on Friday night. In a statement issued on Saturday in Ibadan, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, clarified the situation.
Igangan attacks: Security men did nothing despite the earlier warning, alarm – Gani Adams Gani Adams, Yorubaland's Aare Onakakanfo, responded to the recent attack on the people of Igangan in Oyo State's Ibarapa area on Saturday. According to Adams, Yorubas can no longer lament the killings in Yorubaland.
Oyo State Government has given a confirmation that men of the Nigeria Customs Service raided Igangan and other parts of Ibarapa areas of the state on Friday night, and not unknown gunmen as widely reported according to Daily Post newspaper. The Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa made this on Saturday in Ibadan.