According to report reaching oyogist.com, Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, on Saturday, reacted to the latest attack on residents of Igangan in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
He spoke in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi.
Adams lamented that security agents failed to foil the attack despite alleged exposure of the gunmen’s plan ahead of the attack.
The statement reads: “Friday’s attack on residents of Igangan confirmed the alarm raised five days ago by the Oyo state coordinator of the OPC, Rotimi Olumo.
“We got the information of the attack, and it was widely reported in the media that the killer herdsmen were on another mission to provoke and wreak havoc on residents of Ibarapa, especially, during the festive period, but it is sad that nothing was done by the authorities concerned.
“It is on this note that I urge all the local security in the area to support the security agencies in the state to put a lid on the spate of insecurity in the area.
“We cannot continue to lament the killings of innocent people in Ibarapa and its environs.”
The gunmen dressed in Customs uniform had attacked the Ibarapa area of the state on Friday night.
About three people were reportedly killed.
Residents of Igangan had experienced several attacks by gunmen believed to be Fulani herders.