Suspected gunmen on Saturday night invaded the Igangan community, one of the towns in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, leaving not less than 20 people dead.
It was gathered that the suspected gunmen numbering about 20 invaded the town around 11.00 pm on motorcycles, and allegedly opened fire on innocents citizens and burnt down property.
It was gathered that about 20 people were allegedly killed, while Adolak Filling Station and the Palace of Asigangan were set ablaze.
Many residents had gone to bed when the suspected gunmen invaded the town on Saturday night.
“Before we could know what was going on, they had started killing our people.
“We are yet to ascertain the numbers of people shot dead and injured by the attackers.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the attack in Ibadan.
Osifeso, however, did not confirm the number of casualties nor the burning of any property.
He said an investigation was ongoing and that an update on the incident would be made available later.
According to him, on Saturday at about 2310 hours, a yet to be ascertained number of unknown assailants invaded Igangan Town with dangerous weapons in a bid to create unrest in the town.
“The unscrupulous elements were, however, repelled by a combination of operational and tactical assets deployed to the scene to restore normalcy.
“The situation is being closely monitored and investigations are ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators,” Osifeso said.
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