The Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Lasisi Adeoye, has alleged that the evicted Seriki Fulani of Ibarapaland, Alhaji Salihu Abdulkadir, was behind Saturday’s attack on the town.
Recall that unknown assailants on Saturday night invaded Igangan community, killing 11 people. The gunmen also razed houses including the palace of Asigangan and a filling station.
Speaking during a live interview on Ibadan-based radio station, Fresh 105.9fm, on Monday, Oba Adeoye alleged that Abdulkadir paid the marauders to attack the community.
“It was Seriki Fulani that was evicted from this land that came to attack us. He sent those people that collect money to fight wars to attack us on Saturday. They entered the town around 11pm,” the monarch said.
Oba Adeoye said the community did not have any premonition about the attack. He, however, added that the people of the town have been preparing for about three months for the attack.
“Our people have been trying with the preparation. What made us to suffer a great defeat was that we don’t have good ammunition to fight. We don’t have money to buy good and modern ammunition. We don’t have the type of ammunition they are using. We too can buy the weapons to defend ourselves and land but it is very expensive. If we see money, we will buy,” Oba Adeoye said.
The monarch, who said the police don’t have the kind of ammunition the gunmen are using, appealed to “government to assist us.”