Following the Friday night unrest in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government of Oyo State, the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, on Saturday morning, said he had relocated to Odeda Local government in Ogun state.
A source told Newsacross.com that he trekked through the forest to Ogun State from Oyo State.
He also confirmed the story to our staff on phone he said “I Walked All Night In The Forest, Now In Ogun State”
He told newsacoss that many of his family members were shot by the angry youths. He said none of his family members was killed in the fracas.
Abdulkadir narrated how his wives and children were sent out of the settlement by the youths, adding that 11 vehicles and houses were burnt in the process.
He said, “As we speak, we are in the bush in Odeda, Ogun state. Our cars, numbering about 11, have been burnt. Some of my children sustained injuries, and we are looking for a way to get them to the hospital. My children have left their houses for the bush. We need the government to help us. Police, Operation Burst and other security agencies were there when they set my house ablaze.”
Those boys shot my wife, my son and his wife. They shot one of my neighbours, but we thank God none of them is dead. I walked all through the night in the bush but I am safe here.”
A popular Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, reportedly stormed the Fulani settlement in the town to eject Abdukadir, and some other herdsmen accused of fuelling security problems in the area.
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