Three days after Governor Seyi Makinde’s visit to Ibarapa zone, no fewer than 22 people were massacred by unknown gunmen in Igangan town of Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo State.
Governor Makinde last Wednesday declared that that insecurity in Ibarapaland has been the most challenging and that his government has put in place several measures, including the creation of a Base for Operation Burst in the area and deployment of more Amotekun corps, among others.
The Saturday night tragedy also claimed the Palace of the Asigangan and a petroleum station.
Reacting to the sad incident, Governor Makinde said he had been briefed about the Igangan killings.
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He urged the residents of the state to remain calm, saying that the security operatives are in control of the situation of the fresh attack by bandits in Igangan, one of the towns in Ibarapa North local government.
Makinde via his Facebook account said he received the news of the attack on resident of Igangan in the early hours of this morning.
“I have received the shocking news of the attacks on residents of Igangan, Ibarapaland, in the early hours of this morning.
“I am currently being briefed on the incidents. I urge residents to remain calm as security operatives are now in control of the situation.”