Nigeria: Bandits invade Oyo Town, allegedly kill 20 people, burn houses

by MCR Correspondent

Not less than 20 people have been allegedly killed in Igangan, one of the towns in Ibarapa North Local Government in Oyo State.

According to a report on Sunday June 6, 2021, the bandits opened fire at the town people and set many buildings afire.

The incident which occurred on Saturday night claimed the palace of the Asigangan as well as a popular petroleum station in the town.

“They were razed by the suspected bandits numbering 50, who were said to have invaded the town around 11 pm in more than 20 motorcycles,” the report says.

It adds, “This is coming few days after the Chairman of the State Security Network, General Kunle Togun (rtd), alleged that foreign Fulanis have encamped the entire Southwest region and may strike if nothing is done urgently.

A former caretaker Chairman of the council, Tunji Omolewu, also confirmed the incident.

Tunji stated that he had to rush down around 5 am.

“People had barely retired to bed when they said they sighted motorcycles entering the town. Before our people could know what was going on, they had started killing people.

“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,” he said.

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