There was pandemonium at Igangan, a location at Ibarapa Local government area of Oyo state when a Yoruba Activist, Sunday Adeyemo is popularly known as Sunday igboho reportedly stormed a Fulani settlement in the town to eject the leaderships of the Fulani identified as salihu Abdulkadir accused of fuelling security problem within the said habitat
Eyewitness told our correspondent properties worth million of naira were set ablaze as violence erupt within those settlement
“There was causalities, but one cannot ascertain the actual figure of those wounded”, an eyewitness told our correspondent
Igboho had last week issued a seven-day quit notice to the Seriki and his associates.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had in a broadcast warned people fuelling ethic crisis in the state to desist from such act.
Despite this, Igboho and his supporters stormed Igangan on Friday afternoon.
Addressing the youths, Igboho said, “They started deploying soldiers here since yesterday (Thursday). When our people were being kidnapped and killed, there was no soldier to be deployed to secure them.
A call was put through to the Oyo State Police Public Relation officer, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi to ascertain the level of security measures put in place, but his phone rang off, as at the time of filing the report.
The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde on his part said the Oyo state government would not allow anyone hiding under the guise of Ethnic interest to perpetuate a crisis in the state.
Makinde said in a statement that war to be waged by the state and the security agencies was against criminal elements, irrespective of their tribes, religions or creed.
He added that his administration would not allow anyone to threaten the peace of the state by acting unlawfully as such was against the nation’s Constitution.
The governor, who spoke while receiving the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, said the state government would not relent in placing priority on the welfare of security agencies in the state.
The governor said, “For people stoking ethnic tension, they are criminals and once you get them, they should be arrested and treated like common criminals. For this administration, the major pillar for us is security, because we know that all the good economic plans we have won’t be possible in an atmosphere of chaos and insecurity.”