10 farmers shot dead in Oyo community

Gunmen on Sunday morning invaded Igangan community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, killing 10 residents.

Daily Trust gathered that the armed men arrived Igangan around 1am on Sunday.

A source in Igangan told Daily Trust that hunters were tracking down the killers at the time of filing the report.

Our source said: “Yes, it is true, many were killed. I know two of them who are very close to me. They arrived in Igangan around 12:00 am.

“Our hunters have gathered to go into the bush now. We need the government and real Yoruba people to come to our rescue now.

“Ibarapa is boiling now. These people are for real. We need to do something now. I know 10 people already. We may have other people too but for now, I know 10 people are gone,” he said.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adewale Osifeso, neither answered calls nor replied a text message sent to him.

Governor Seyi Makinde has confirmed the attack and called for calm.

“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,” he said.

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