Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the demise of 11 people in an attack on Igangan community in Ibarapa area of the state.
In a statement made available on Monday by its spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, they disclosed that several properties were also destroyed during the Saturday attack.
“On 5th June 2021 at about 2310hrs, suspected armed bandits in their numbers invaded Igangan Community in the dead of the night to unleash mayhem on unsuspecting members therein.
“In the process, Eleven (11) persons including some of the assailants were confirmed dead, while some vehicles and buildings including the Palace of the Asigangan of Igangan town and a filling station were torched.
“Consequent upon the unfortunate occurrence, the Commissioner of Police embarked on an on the spot assessment on 6th June, 2021, to critically assess the level and cause of damages on the various sites of killings and arsons.”
The police said additional personnel have been deployed to the area to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
Following the attack, governors of Southwest states have ordered the region’s security outfit to henceforth operate jointly. Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who doubles as chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum condemned the attack and also conveyed the decision of the governors. He said Amotekun commanders in Oyo, Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti states had been asked to meet to fine-tune the new operational arrangement.