Oyo Killings 50 Dead, North Wants War In Nigeria – Gani Adams

The prominent Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams yesterday asserted that with the killing of over 50 people in Igangan town, Ibarapa, Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, it is evident that war is imminent in the country and the north should be held responsible for that if it ever happens.

Adams, while condemning the gruesome murder of innocent residents of the town, warned Fulani herdsmen and bandits to stay away from the southwest or be ready to face stiff resistance.

Africa Today News, New York reports that the killings in the early hours of Sunday brought the entire Igangan town and its environs to its knees with over 50 people dead, cars burnt and over 20 houses razed.

After news of the killings and destruction filtered in, with gory videos of the massacre, Adams said the North had waged war against the Southwest.

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According to him, the North has unleashed terror on the region, stressing the need for the people to rise and defend themselves ‘without looking back’.

‘In a situation like this, you rise and defend yourself. Where are the police when the bandits started killing our people in Igangan today?

‘Even the palace of Asigangan of Igangan land, Oba Adewuyi Olaoye, was not spared and the monarch, according to reports had been whisked away by the bandits.

‘Three days ago, the Director-General of Oyo State Southwest Security Network Amotekun, Gen. Kunle Togun(Retd) raised the alarm that herdsmen had invaded the southwest.

‘I corroborated his statements and called for urgent surveillance across the southwest. Now with the recent onslaught on Igangan people, it is evident that the Fulani herdsmen are on a predetermined mission to kill, maim and decimate the southwest.

‘This is one killing too many, I will not fold my arms seeing the blood of innocent people being shed like it is in Igangan.

‘Now that North had declared war on the Southwest, we will never silent or compromise on the homicide going on in the southwest. I want to charge all the governors in the Southwest, as well as the traditional rulers to rise to this occasion.’

The Yoruba leader further warned criminal herders to stay away from the region, as the Southwest can no longer accommodate killers. OPC and other local security operatives will continue to ensure that the region is safe for residents.

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK