Residents and indigenes, including, the traditional ruler, community leaders and youth groups have imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Igangan communities.
It was gathered that the community imposed the curfew to curtail the likelihood of reprisal attacks over the eviction of herders penultimate Friday.null
Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladokun Oladiran, told The Nation that the community also demanded the setting up of an investigative committee to look into allegations of atrocities and crimes levelled against evicted Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Abdulkadir Saliu.
He said the curfew option was because of lack of faith in security measures by the government, adding that they have not seen the 200 Amotekun operatives reportedly deployed by Governor Seyi Makinde.
He said: “Igangan is going smoothly, things are fine. The town imposed a curfew of 9 pm to 5 am just to secure lives and property.null
“It was the joint decision of the monarch, his chiefs, council of elders and all the bodies and associations in Igangan.
“It was a consensus and everyone and anything from 9 pm, there would be a patrol. This is to prevent reprisal attacks.
“The Operation Burst has been deployed to resume patrol including the local vigilante group whom I know would not also go to sleep.” (Newspot)Continue reading