Two killed, property destroyed as Sunday Igboho’s thugs attack herdsmen in Oyo
Two persons have been suspected killed after supporters of a Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho stormed Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday to enforce an illegal directive for herdsmen to exit the town.
Property worth millions of naira were reportedly destroyed during the clash.
Igboho and his supporters particularly sought to eject the Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and some other herdsmen accused of fuelling security problems in the area.
Igboho had addressed a crowd, saying: “They started deploying soldiers here since yesterday (Thursday). When our people were being kidnapped and killed, there was not soldier to be deployed to secure them.”
The Seriki told PUNCH that one Fulani woman was killed. He said he had fled the town before Igboho returned on Friday.
On the other hand, residents of Igangan said that at least one youth from Igboora was killed by Fulani fighters while two others sustained injuries from gunshots.
Their claims could not be immediately verified.