Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has urged the residents of the state to remain calm, saying that the security operatives are in control of the situation of the fresh attack by bandits in Igangan, one of the towns in Ibarapa North local government.
A brief remark posted on the official Facebook timeline quoted the governor as saying that he received the news of the attack on resident of Igangan in the early hours of this morning.
Makinde said: “I have received the shocking news of the attacks on residents of Igangan, Ibarapaland, in the early hours of this morning.
“I am currently being briefed on the incidents. I urge residents to remain calm as security operatives are now in control of the situation.”
Unconfirmed report says more than 20 people have been allegedly killed in Igangan, one of the towns in Ibarapa North local government, as gunmen opened fire last night.
The Palace of the Asigangan as well as a popular petroleum station were not spared.
They were razed by the suspected bandits numbering 50, who were said to have invaded the town around 11 pm in more than 20 motorcycles.