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Oyo State Police Command Is Conducting Intensive Investigation To Arrest Perpetrators of Igangan Carnage

The Oyo State Police Command said it is monitoring and conducting comprehensive investigations to arrest the perpetrators of horrifying Igangan attacks.

DSP Wale Osifeso, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, indicated that the Police had combed and is still combing the area in search of the culprits.

Just a few months ago, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Ngozi Onadeko, had led a team of policemen and top Security Advisers of Governor Makinde, including retired Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni, on an assessment tour of the affected areas on Sunday.

The team reported that calm has returned to the area while investigations continue in a bid to get to the roots of the matter.

Osifeso, in an earlier statement on Sunday, reported that the attack occurred around 11 pm on Saturday, June 5, 2021, adding that some yet to be ascertained number of assailants invaded Igangan town with dangerous weapons “in a bid to create unrest in the town.”

He further said: “The unscrupulous elements were, however, repelled by a combination of Police Operational and tactical assets in concert with local hunters and vigilantes.

“Normalcy has since returned, as on the spot assessment is in process.

“Furthermore, the situation is being closely monitored and comprehensive investigations are ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators,” he said.

On his part, Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, called for calm after reports of late-night attacks on the people of Igangan, in the Ibarapa axis of the state on Saturday.

The governor was briefed about the situation in the early hours of Sunday, immediately urged the residents to be calm and peaceful, as security operatives have been deployed to take control of the area.

In a statement he signed, Makinde said that he was shocked to receive the reports of the attacks, urging residents of Ibarapaland to remain calm.

He said: “I am currently being briefed on the incidents. I urge residents to remain calm as security operatives are now in control of the situation.”

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