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Igangan: 11 People Not 20 Killed During Armed Bandits Attack, Says Oyo CP

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Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko has put the record straight as regards the recent attack by yet to be identified armed bandits on the residents of Igangan parts of the State.

The development, according to a press release made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the Capital City of Oyo State on Sunday stated that on 5th June, 2021 at about 2310hrs, when suspected armed bandits in their numbers invaded Igangan Community in the dead of the night to unleash mayhem on unsuspecting members therein.

The statement further maintained that in the process, Eleven (11) persons including some of the assailants were confirmed dead, while a number of vehicles and buildings ,including the Palace of the Asigangan of Igangan town and a filling station were touched down.

Consequent upon the unfortunate occurrence, the Commissioner of Police embarked on an on the spot assessment today 6th June, 2021, to critically assess the level and cause of damages on the various sites of killings and arsons.

Intelligence and Tactical apparatuses consisting of Police Mobile Force personnel, Patrol units and other tactical teams in concert with Local Hunters and Vigilantes from the Community were deployed to forestall further disintegration of law and order in the area.

The statement stressed that the police commissioner promised the prevalence of justice and registering the assurance of the Command’s sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.

The commissioner also make use of the medium to appeal to the good people of Igangan community to trust the system and shun self help in obtaining justice through partnership with the Police, in the area of prompt sharing of intelligence relevant in the ongoing investigations.

 

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