At least 10 persons have been reportedly killed by suspected killer herdsmen on Sunday at Igangan, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Residents told newsmen that the attack started at around midnight on Sunday. The assailants who were said to be many reportedly shot dead five residents and security agents who were said to have rushed to the town also killed five among the attackers.
A truck loaded with cassava flour and some cars were said to have been set ablaze by the rampaging gunmen during the midnight attack.
Some of the residents of Ayete, which is the headquarters of Ibarapa North Local Government Council told our correspondent that residents of Igangan sent messages across to them and others in Ibarapa communities to help them get across to security agencies to come to their rescue.
The Secretary of Farmers’ Union, Mr. Taiwo Adeagbo who is popularly known as Akowe Agbe told our correspondent around 12:39 am that the town was under a serious attack.
He said, ” At last notorious terrorist herdsmen are now waging war against lgangan. The situation is a very serious one.
“They are shooting everywhere. It is very serious now. They have killed, burnt vehicles and committed series of atrocities.
“They killed many people. We will ascertain the number of the victims in the morning time”