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IGANGAN ATTACK: SOME PEOPLE WANT TO CAUSE FRICTION AMONGST NIGERIANS – SOUTHWEST GOVERNORS

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…Convokes Meeting of Amotekun Commanders

. Vow to Defend Lives and Property in the region

By Adeola Abdullah

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Governors of the South-West geopolitical zone of the country, on Sunday evening, vowed to “to defend our people, their property, and all legitimate means of livelihood against both internal and external aggression”.

In a press statement signed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is also the Chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum, he stated that there shall be no compromise in their resolve to fully secure the Southwest as he urged the citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movements in their localities.

He also stated that the governors have directed the Commanders of the South West Security Network, Amotekun, to convoke a joint security meeting of all Commanders in the South West with a view to commencing joint operations in the region immediately.

On Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday morning, gunmen numbering about sixty attacked Igangan town in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State killing six locals while one of the assailants also lost his life as a result of gunshot wounds.

Reports available to hotjist.com revealed that efforts to get urgent medical attention for the shot gunman proved abortive before getting to an hospital. Local security sources said they made frantic efforts to save the life of the gunman such that useful information can be retrieved from him about their motive and their sponsors.

FULL TEXT OF THE PRESS RELEASE BELOW:

IGANGAN PROVOCATIVE ONSLAUGHT ONE TOO MANY.

We have just received with rude shock premeditated attack on our people at Igangan, Ibarapa, Oyo State, in the early hours of today. This cowardly onslaught on a peaceful community has occasioned loss of lives and property on a large scale. It is horrendous, callous, and highly provocative. All well-meaning Nigerians must condemn, in the strongest term possible, this latest assault on decency and communal harmony.

While we will encourage the security agencies to get to the root of this latest act of provocation, we have directed the Commanders of the South West Security Network, Amotekun, to convoke a joint security meeting of all Commanders in the South West with a view to commencing joint operations in the region immediately.

We must reiterate the fact that certain elements are bent on causing friction among the peoples of this country with the sole aim of achieving a pernicious end. They will stop at nothing until their set goal is realized. It is, therefore, incumbent on all lovers of peace and freedom to rise against this current regression into savagery.

We on our part are resolved to defend our people, their property, and all legitimate means of livelihood against both internal and external aggression. On this, there will be no compromise. We call on our people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movement in their communities. In addition, they must be united in the task of defending our lives and properties.

We cannot afford to fail.

SIGNED
ARAKUNRIN OLUWAROTIMI O. AKEREDOLU, SAN
CHAIRMAN SOUTH WEST GOVERNORS’ FORUM AND GOVERNOR, ONDO STATE

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