A self-acclaimed O’odua Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, on Tuesday stormed Igangan located in Ibarapa North Local Government Area (LGA) of Oyo State.
Igboho came to the town to assess the level of damage in the community.
Recall that The New Diplomat had reported that some armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen had stormed Igangan with various sophisticated weapons. Several people were killed during the attack, as scores of properties were razed.
The palace of the Asigangan, the paramount monarch in the agrarian town was also set ablaze by the armed men.
According to the Oyo State Police Command, 11 persons have been confirmed killed during the attack that has been condemned by the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi.
Meanwhile, Igboho, who is also one of the convener of the Yoruba Nation movement stormed the town to assess the extent of the damage caused by the armed men.
The Yoruba agitator was later spotted waving to the people from a white Toyota Hilux while his supporters escorted him back into the town with their motorbikes.
His visit was however cut short as a team of military men stopped Igboho and his cronies from exploring the forest of the town, in search for the armed men that perpetrated the horrendous killings.
According to a viral video, about 2 trucks fully loaded with soldiers were seen chasing Igboho’s convoy as they arrived the town.
The recent attack by suspected Fulani herders has been described as a reprisal for the eviction of a Fulani leader, Saliu Abdulkadir by Igboho.
Igboho, had in January gave Fulani herders seven days to leave Igangan area, blaming them for the killings, kidnappings and other atrocities going on there.
He then followed through at the expiration of the ultimatum to effect the order. He has since become famous for the action amid national controversy and outrage over it.