Why Killer Fulani Herdsmen Attacked Igangan


Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho Adeyemo has blamed the lack of unity among villagers and Ibarapa monarchs for the recent attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on the Igangan community.

Newspot had reported that gunmen suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen attacked Igangan community killing no fewer than 10 residents.

It was gathered that the Fulani herdsmen attacked the Oyo community at around 11pm on Saturday, leaving the village early Sunday morning.

A source in the community identified two of the people killed as Lekan and Ajani, while a resident of Ayete who is close to the family of the deceased farmers, Olalekan Etu disclosed that hunters were already on their way to track down the Fulani killers.

Following the attacks, Igboho on Monday stormed Igangan in Ibarapa North LGA to assess the level of destruction in the village.

Speaking with Oba Onidio of Idio, Sunday Igboho said the lack of unity from monarchs and villagers in securing villages gave the suspected herders leverage to carry out gruesome attacks in the village.

He said: “I pray this would be the last one, these herders took advantage of the fact that they were accommodated and also the lack of unity among the villagers made the village open to attack.

“Many of the killer herders who were chased away from Igangan, camped in Igboora, Eruwa and that was where they mobilised to attack Igangan again, which is not meant to be so.”


According to the activist, he had decided not to interfere with the Igangan crisis again because the monarchs were not forthcoming with cooperation.

He noted that his presence in Igangan on Monday caused security operatives to increase surveillance in the village because they had thought he was coming for a reprisal attack against the herders.

Igboho called on monarchs to give youths necessary training on how to secure their villages and to also increase surveillance.

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