Gunmen kill Amotekun coordinator, three others in fresh Igangan attack

Four persons have been killed by
gunmen suspected to be herdsmen late Friday night in a fresh attack  in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo state.

Local security men however responded swiftly to repel the attack.

One of the persons killed by the gunmen is the  Commander of Amotekun Corps in Ibarapa Central simply identified as Muri .

The attackers were said to have stormed the town in two Hilux vans, an 18-seater Hummer bus, and a Toyota Sienna bus wearing military and customs camouflage.

However, it could not be confirmed if the attackers were real security operatives

The suspected gunmen arrived in the community around 7 pm on Friday and attacked some areas.

A resident said the attackers stormed the community in large number but could not give actual figure.

The convener Igangan development advocate, Oladiran Oladokun confirmed the attack saying the incident was an attempt to invade the state through the axis, a border community but was resisted by the local security operatives.

Oladokun said although, the suspected herders came in customs and military camouflage to deceive the people and change the narrative that it was security operatives who stormed the town in search of those who engage in smuggling activities, a practice that is alien to the people of the community.

He expressed disappointment over inadequate security despite the recurrence of the attacks.

A community leader, who spoke in confidence said: “Report reaching me now reveals that around 8:00 pm people suspected to be herdsmen again invaded Igangan and shoot sporadically for over 30minutes. Some said they were Customs men as they wore Custom uniform but they were chased by local hunters after killing some people.

“They also passed Igboora and continue shooting and it was reported people died in Igboora too including one Amotekun operative.

“It was reported that the Commander of Amotekun in Ibarapa Central has been killed.”