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Makinde appeals for calm following the invasion of Igangan by suspected gunmen

[FILES] Seyi Makinde. Photo/TWITTER/SEYIAMAKINDE

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says he is currently being briefed on the Saturday night attack in Igangan Community in the state’s Ibarapa area by some unknown gunmen.

Makinde said in a statement issued in Ibadan on Sunday that he received shocking news of the attacks on community residents early Sunday.

“I urge residents to maintain their composure, as security personnel have taken command of the situation,” the governor said.

Adewale Osifeso, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the attack in a message sent to NAN in Ibadan.

Osifeso, on the other hand, declined to confirm the number of casualties or the destruction of property.

He stated that the investigation was ongoing and that a subsequent update on the incident would be provided.

According to him, an unknown number of assailants armed with lethal weapons invaded Igangan Town on Saturday around 2310 hours in an attempt to incite unrest.

“However, the dishonest elements were repulsed by a combination of operational and tactical assets deployed to the scene to restore order.

“The situation is being closely monitored, and investigations into the perpetrators are ongoing,” Osifeso said.

 

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