By Christiana Ekpa
The south west Caucus in the House Representatives has decried the killings in country especially that of the Igangan in Oyo State, asking President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities.
This followed a motion adopted by the House, moved by Hon. Muraina Ajibola on behalf of all lawmakers from the South West region, directing the Inspector General of Police, lGP and the entire police force to intensify their efforts with a view to arresting the assailants of indigenes of Igangan community in Oyo State, prosecuting them and preventing reoccurrence.
The House also directed the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and other relevant agencies to provide relief materials to assist all those whose properties or businesses were destroyed as a result of the invasion.
Ajibola in the motion said it was disheartening that “as a result of this attack on lgangan town, it is alleged that
over 50 harmless indigenes of the town were killed in cold blood, about 90
others sustained life threatening injuries, 50 houses including the palace of the
Oba of the town (Asigangan of lgangan), petrol filling stations, houses, shops
with goods inside, trucks with goods inside and other properties worth millions of Naira were razed to ashes by the marauders”.
He added that “due to this last attack, residents of igangan Town and lbarapa axis of Oyo State, are relocating from the town or area in droves, which is likely to paralyse the economic and social activities of the town or area and has
indeed paralysed them”, adding that “ this last attack is capable of escalating the already tensed security situation in lgangan town, Oyo State and all the states in the South-west of Nigeria, if the assailants are not apprehended and brought to justice”.
South West Caucus bemoans killings in Oyo State, urges Buhari, security agencies to live up to expectations
Briefing the Press Corps after the plenary, the south west Caucus led by its leader, Hon. Olufemi Fakaye killers of Yoruba Indigenes were looking for trouble.
“We are here because of the rampage in the country, day in day out, night in night out, particularly as it affects the South West. We want to let the whole world know that we condemn the killings that were done by barbaric, callous, invaders and suspected herdsmen, particularly Ibarapa and south west.”