Gunmen attack Ibarapa, shoot residents, kill Amotekun leader

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REPORTS on Friday night said some gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in customs uniform invaded Igangan in  Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State and shot at least two persons. One of the shot persons was said to be the Ibarapa Central coordinator of Amotekun. A competent source said “he was shot dead while on his bike riding to join the operatives around General Hospital at Igboora” by the gunmen said to be dressed in customs and military uniform.


Locals said the gunmen were Fulani herdsmen in customs and military uniforms who drove through the area shooting sporadically. Local vigilante people including Amotekun operatives were said to have given the gunmen a hot chase.

A viral message last night on the incident read: “Breaking: suspected Fulani herdsmen in military and Customs Uniforms invade Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State but are currently being repelled by local hunters  and vigilantes.”

As of the time of this report, police authorities had not commented on the incident although it was gathered that they were checking with the customs and other security forces to be certain of the identities of the attackers.


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