Oyo State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt Hon. Debo Ogundoyin, has condemned the overnight fresh attack on Igangan, in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State by bandits and suspected criminal herders overnight.
According to reports, the attack, had claimed lives and properties in the community.
Reacting to the attack, Ogundoyin wrote, “Early this morning I received distressed calls of fresh attack on our people in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government by bandits and suspected criminal herders in which about five residents were allegedly killed, some injured and properties burnt.”
Condoling with families who lost their loved ones and property in the attack, Ogundoyin also appreciated security personnel, vigilantes, Amotekun Corps and local hunters, who rose to combat the bandits in the middle of the night.
He said, “I condemned this unfortunate attack and sympathise with the families who lost their loved ones and properties. I also appreciate the security personnel, vigilantes, Amotekun Corps, our local hunters and brave men, who rose in the middle of the night to combat the bandits and safe lives of our people.
“These murderers are not tired and it is our collective responsibility to protect our lives, women, children and our communities from these evil doers.”
The Speaker also called for an urgent security meeting with all security stakeholders within Ibarapa community.
He further write, “While assuring my continuous support to every adoptable security measures and strategies, I’m also calling on all security agencies – the Nigerian Police, Operation Burst, Amotekun Corps, vigilante groups, local hunters, and community leaders within and around Ibarapaland for an urgent security meeting.
“If this insecurity persist, it means we have not done enough. All of us. It is not time to sleep…let us all stay awake.”