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How Fulani Herdsmen Attacked Oyo Community In Vehicles, Motorbikes, Killed Over 10 People—Residents




A younger man from Igangan in Ibarapa North Native Authorities Space of Oyo State, Badru Abiodun has alleged that the sons of the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdulkadir, evicted from the neighborhood in January must be held accountable for the current assault on the neighborhood.



SaharaReporters had earlier reported how residents had been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Saturday night.

It was gathered that the herdsmen arrived at Igangan round 11:30 pm on Saturday and operated until 3:30 am on Sunday with no official safety company or police in sight.



The younger man, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Monday, mentioned the assault was terrifying, noting that it was instigated by sons of the evicted Seriki Fulani, who had at all times threatened to assault the neighborhood.


In response to him, assaults on harmless indigenes have develop into commonplace and aren’t unusual to the individuals who get attacked nearly every single day.   


Badru additionally alleged that there are Ibarapa indigenes who liaise with the herdsmen to hold out assaults on different residents. 


He mentioned, “We get attacked practically every single day. It was brutal. Folks had been attacked at midnight, individuals’s belongings had been burnt. The doorway to my home was riddled with bullets. So many homes had been burnt, additionally burnt had been a whole bunch of retailers, automobiles, petrol stations, vans.


“I used to be at house when the assault was launched. There was no single policeman nor any authorities safety agent to defend us. it was a terrifying expertise. Up until now, I’m nonetheless traumatised. The assault began at precisely 10:30 pm up until 3:30 am.


“Once they began, a few of us bumped into the bush as a result of we did not even know what to do and after they had been performed with the assaults and had been leaving, they caught some amongst us and slaughtered them.



“You see there’s sturdy proof that the evicted Seriki and his sons had been accountable: Saliu Umar and Ibrahim Saliu. They’ve been threatening individuals through social media and different platforms. They’ve at all times claimed they are going to retaliate.


“And after Sunday’s assault, we have now not seen any submit by these males and that is uncommon as a result of they’ve made a behavior of talking about issues like this. They’re now not right here in Igangan however they’ve moles amongst indigenes who feed them with info. These are their companions in crime. 


“Proper now, the neighborhood needs to purchase weapons for the native hunters. We wish to equip them for the reason that government-owned safety system has failed us. 


“We, nevertheless, want individuals to assist us out as a result of a few of the individuals that may make a contribution have additionally been affected.”


One other resident of the realm who spoke on situation of anonymity defined that residents now stay in concern, “The Fulani assaults are an excessive amount of. They arrive to Ayete, Tapa, Igangan, Idere and the remainder. Over the last assault, they got here into homes and had been slaughtering individuals, we stay in concern. 


“The Fulani herdsmen arrived of their numbers, they broken our properties and this isn’t simply occurring now, simply that this final incident was worse than earlier ones. They carry weapons, not solely machetes. The place do they get the weapons? They got here in 4 autos and plenty of motorbikes, they killed our individuals, a number of individuals had been killed.



“The Yoruba leaders ought to assist us, we’re not secure. The federal government ought to shield us. Each time the police arrest herdsmen with weapons, what do they do with them? We actually need to know if justice is being served!”



Warning About Imminent Assaults In Oyo

In the meantime, a Could 20 report by SaharaReporters had said {that a} anonymous Fulani group mentioned to be a faction of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria within the Oke-Ogun space of Oyo state had warned of deliberate terror assaults within the state. 


The group, by its Chairman, Umar Dogo and Secretary, Joni Yayi, alleged that the sons of the embattled Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Seriki Salihu Abdulkadir, who fled the state following an ultimatum given by Sunday Igboho in January, had been behind the deliberate terror assaults. 


The group additionally alleged that the sons of the embattled Seriki Fulani have been coaching bandits within the state.


The group known as the eye of the Oyo State Authorities, safety brokers, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, and neighborhood leaders within the state to the safety menace. 


Dogo and Yayi mentioned the youths had been strategising, harbouring criminals, and recruiting bandits, kidnappers, and robbers to hold out all types of felony actions within the state. 


In response to an announcement signed by the duo, criminals are being recruited to terrorise the individuals within the state.

The group mentioned out of the eight individuals fingered within the sinister plot, three of them are organic sons of the embattled Seriki Fulani.


Abdulkadir left the state lately after his home and automobiles had been burnt by youths in Igangan over his alleged involvement in kidnapping and banditry.


The assertion recognized the next individuals as a part of the plot: Maman Saliu, Ibrahim Saliu, and Aliu Saliu (who’re presently in Ilorin, Kwara State). The three are mentioned to be the sons of the embattled Seriki Fulani. 

Others embrace Mamudu Abagu (from Iganna); Alhaji Mumini, rapid previous Chairman of Meyetti Allah (Abeokuta department); Hajia Aminat (from Oyo) and Alhaji Lawal Galadima, additionally from Oyo.


The assertion reads partially, “The aforementioned individuals, our feeler from the Fulani neighborhood in Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa hinted that they had been dissatisfied over the plan to take away the embattled Serkin Fulani Alhaji Abdulkadir Saliu by some Fulanis in Oyo state. 


“Due to this fact their plans, if profitable, might result in ethnic conflicts that may result in civil unrest and breakdown of regulation and order. The supply, subsequently, known as on the Oyo state authorities to beam its searchlight henceforth on Ibarapa, Oke-Ogun specifically and Oyo state generally in addition to place aforementioned names on their watchlist.”

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