The Oyo State Police Command has revealed that 11 people were killed in the attack on Igangan town by unknown assailants on Saturday night.
A statement by the command’s speokesperson, Mr Adewale Osifeso, said the casualties who include some of the assailants, were confirmed dead while a number of vehicles and buildings including the palace of the Asigangan of Igangan town and a filling station were touched.
It urged the residents of the town to shun self-help, assuring that various teams including local vigilante and hunters had been deployed to forestall a recurrence.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, embarked on an on-the-spot assessment on Sunday to critically assess the level and cause of damage on the various sites of killings and arsons.
“Intelligence and Tactical apparatuses consisting of Police Mobile Force personnel, Patrol units and other tactical teams in concert with Local Hunters and Vigilantes from the Community were deployed to forestall further disintegration of law and order in the area.
“While promising the prevalence of justice and registering the assurance of the command’s sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to appeal to the good people of Igangan community to trust the system and shun self help in obtaining justice through partnership with the police in the area of prompt sharing of intelligence relevant in the ongoing investigations,” the statement added.