November 29, 2021


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Fear grips Ibarapa residents, as gunmen resurface

Fear of fresh attack by unknown gunmen gripped residents of Ibarapa land on Monday afternoon as parents stormed schools in Ayete, Igangan and Tapa, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State to withdraw their children from schools.

Daily Trust reports that 24 hours after unknown gunmen attacked residents of Igangan and killed about 15 residents, some unknown armed men resurfaced in Idere, a close community to Igangan.

Our correspondent gathered that it took the intervention of local hunters, vigilantes and youths in the town to chase the gunmen to the border of Oyo and Ogun State.

A resident of Idere, who simply identified himself as Kunle confirmed invasion of the gunmen to our correspondent in Ibadan on Monday.

The Elempe of Tapa, a close community to Igangan, Oba Titiloye Oyekanmi Sunday confirmed the development to the Daily Trust on Monday.

The traditional ruler said people were running helter-skelter to ensure they took their children from schools.

“We couldn’t sleep till this morning. We just heard around that those people have contacted people that they are coming back but they didn’t tell us the time. No presence of security agencies here. We need government now,” he said.

One of the parents, Adeola Ogundepo told our correspondent that he won’t allow his children to go back to school until the government addresses the issue of security in Ibarapa land.

Another resident of Igangan, Abbey popularly called Koko told Daily Trust that the people of the communities are now ready to take law into their hands, if the federal and state governments refused to assist them.