The Oyo State Government has declared that contrary to the widely circulated report that unknown gunmen attacked Igangan and other parts of Ibarapa on Friday, July 16, 2021, community leaders have declared that the invaders were men of the Nigeria Customs Service.
Political and traditional leaders of Ibarapa extraction described the evening raid on the Igbo Ora and other communities by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) as unnecessary and not well-thought-out.
The leaders, including the Olu of Igbo Ora, Oba Jimoh Olajide Titiloye, and the Chairman of Ibarapa North Local Government, Hon. Adeoye Adedoyin, spoke at a meeting held in Igbo Ora with a fact-finding team of the State Government, led by the Executive Assistant on Security Matters to Governor Seyi Makinde, CP Sunday Odukoya (Rtd).
The leaders said it was regrettable that the Customs Service troubled the peace of the area when its men stormed Ibarapaland, shooting sporadically.
The Olu of Igbo Ora, who was first to speak, said the Customs’ raid left Igbo Ora and other adjoining towns in disarray, following the raid that left three persons, including an Amotekun operative dead.