Igangan community, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area is seeking N193 million compensation to enable victims of the June 5 attack by herdsmen rebuild and repair their houses, shops, gas refilling station, vehicles and motorcycles, among others
The community has submitted a list of property and vehicles that were destroyed during the June 5 attack to the Oyo State Government.
According to the list, 15 residents were killed by those who invaded the town.
Over 70 properties including houses, shops and gas refilling stations were destroyed and looted when unknown gunmen suspected to be criminal herders attacked the community on the night of June 5.
The list, according to The Nation, showed that 11 indigenes were killed on the fateful night. Four members of the about 100-strong attackers, also lost their lives during the three-hour attack.
While waiting for the compensation, many of the shops and houses, including the palace of Asigangan, the monarch of the town were already being repaired through self-help.
The attack was believed to be a reprisal for the forceful ejection of Seriki Fulani in the community, Soliu Abdulkadir, earlier in the year.
Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, sent Abdulkadir packing when he visited Igangan on January 7.
The January 7 sack followed a previous visit to the Seriki during which Igboho ordered him to leave the community based on established claims that he was fronting for kidnappers who were alleged to be among herders of Fulani origin.
He gave him a seven-day ultimatum but the Fulani head refused to leave. He, however, fled on learning that Igboho was on his way to sack him on January 7.
Irate youths in the community used the opportunity of Igboho’s visit to vandalise Abdulkadir’s palace to prevent him from returning.
The community believes that Abdulkadir was behind the attack. They insisted that he recruited Fulani in the neighbouring Benin Republic to avenge him. The community borders Benin Republic.
But the seriki denied involvement in the attack. He also said he was never involved in kidnapping, stressing that he was doing genuine business in the town.