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Oyo Police Command Claims 11 Lives Were Lost, Several Properties Destroyed in Igangan Carnage

Following the horrific carnage, Gunmen wrecked on Igangan from the late hours on Saturday night, till the early hours of Sunday.

Mr Adewale Osifeso, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in a statement on Sunday has claimed that eleven people were killed.
While adding that several properties were destroyed during the invasion.

He explained that intelligence and tactical apparatuses consisting of police mobile force personnel, patrol units and other tactical teams in collaboration with Local Hunters and Vigilantes from the Community have been deployed to curb the breakdown of law and order in the area.

“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 today 6th June 2021, to critically assess the level and cause of damages on the various sites of killings and arsons.

“Intelligence and Tactical apparatuses consisting of Police Mobile Force personnel, Patrol units and other tactical teams in concert with Local Hunters and Vigilantes from the Community were deployed to forestall further disintegration of law and order in the area.

“While promising the prevalence of justice and registering the assurance of the Command’s sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to appeal to the good people of Igangan community to trust the system and shun self-help in obtaining justice through a partnership with the Police, in the area of prompt sharing of intelligence relevant in the ongoing investigations.”

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