Igangan people impose curfew on themselves over fear of reprisal attacks after eviction of Seriki Fulani

A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed on Igangan communities as part of efforts to curtail the likelihood of reprisal attacks over the eviction of herders penultimate Friday.

The decision was arrived at by residents and indigenes, including, the traditional ruler, community leaders and youth groups.

They also demanded an investigative committee to look into allegations of atrocities and crimes levelled against evicted Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Abdulkadir Saliu.

Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladokun Oladiran, told The Nation the curfew option was because of lack of faith in security measures by the government.

He said I have not seen the 200 Amotekun operatives reportedly deployed by Governor Seyi Makinde.

He urged the Governor to personally visit the affected communities to see things for himself, especially the havocs unleashed on residents by criminal herdsmen.

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