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Suspected herdsmen raze Igangan , destroy king’s palace

Suspected herdsmen in a fresh attack on Sunday morning killed no fewer than 20 residents of Igangan in Oyo State, witnesses told Peoples Gazette.

The gunmen reportedly struck the community at midnight, killing, maiming and ultimately setting houses ablaze, including the palace of the monarch in the agrarian town and a filling station.

The violence came barely a week after the chairman of Amotekun Corps in the state, General Togun, raised an alarm that some herders were planning to unleash terror on the six states across the South-West.

The community which brought popular yoruba secessionist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo popular called Sunday Igboho to limelight after he visited the community last January over a leave ultimatum he served to Fulani residing in the state. Mr Igboho held a rally in the community recently that turned violent. He denied culpability in the mayhem that left many killed and assets destroyed.

Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed the attack on Twitter Sunday morning, describing the attack as shocking and urging residents to remain calm as security operatives have been mobilised to the community to restore order.

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