The Oyo State Police Command has said 11 persons were killed during the attack on Igangan on Sunday.
The Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, according to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adewale Osifeso, said this on Sunday night.
The CP commiserated with the bereaved families and urged residents to remain calm and trust the police while promising that those behind the attack would be apprehended.
The Commissioner of Police also said policemen, hunters and vigilantes have been deployed in the town to prevent a further breach of security.
The statement read, “In the process of the attack, 11 persons including some of the bandits were confirmed dead, while a number of vehicles and buildings including the Palace of the Asigangan of Igangan Town and a filling station were torched
“Consequent upon the unfortunate occurrence, the Commissioner of Police embarked on an on-the-spot assessment today 6th June 2021, to critically assess the level and cause of damages on the various sites of killings and arsons.
“Intelligence and tactical apparatuses consisting of police mobile force personnel, patrol units and other tactical teams in concert with hunters and vigilantes from the community were deployed to forestall further disintegration of law and order in the area.
“While promising the prevalence of justice and registering the assurance of the command’s sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to appeal to the good people of Igangan community to trust the system and shun self-help.
“They should partner with the police in the area of prompt sharing of intelligence relevant to the ongoing investigations.”