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Security Agencies were Informed of Planned Igangan Killings – Falana

By Our Reporter

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), had on June 8, 2021, said that the security agencies were informed of the killings in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State over a week before the attack but nothing was done.

At least 11 persons were killed during the attack on Igangan on Sunday, according to the police although residents claim about 20 persons were murdered.

Also, vehicles and buildings including the Palace of the Asigangan of Igangan Town and a filling station were torched.

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In a statement on Tuesday titled, ‘Halt the Brutal Killing of Unarmed People in Igangan’, Falana said the security agencies had repeatedly failed to prosecute those killing, raping and kidnapping innocent residents.

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The statement read in part, “We have been reliably informed that the security agencies in Oyo State have repeatedly failed to prosecute suspects arrested by the people of Igangan for kidnapping, rape and other heinous crimes.

“From the information at our disposal, security agencies were alerted last week of the planned attack on the people of Igangan by a gang of bandits. But as no pre-emptive action was taken, the assailants struck and brutally killed about 20 people while properties worth hundreds of millions of naira were destroyed.

” The members of the Amotekun security outfit who were armed with dane guns were unable to repel the AK 47 bearing bandits.”

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