Igangan killings devastating, dehumanising ― Alaafin

Posted by News Express | 7 June 2021 | 249 times

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• Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

 

By OLUWOLE IGE

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has described the Sunday attack and killing of over 10 natives of the Igangan community as devastating and dehumanising.

He said the gruesome killing was the height of man’s inhumanity to man, just as he sued for calm among the indigenes of the town.

In a statement forwarded to Tribune Online, Oba Adeyemi said: “News of the attack on Igangan in Oyo State is a very disheartening, discouraging and a dehumanizing news of the inhumanity of man to man, which is perpetuated by criminal elements amongst Fulanis.”

The monarch stated: “The wanton destruction of lives and properties including the palace of the Asigangan of Igangan is quite sad.”

While decrying the attack, Oba Adeyemi lamented that “despite all efforts made at curtailing this ugly menace long before it starts staring us in the face in which several Fulanis have been arrested and have been handed over to the police in Oyo State, there has not been any conviction not to talk of diligent prosecution as the arrested Fulanis are back on the street 24hrs after been arrested for various heinous crimes.”

Oba Adeyemi, however, appealed for calm as high powered efforts are in place to coordinate with the security agencies and governments at the centre to nip this crisis in the bud.

“To all grieving families, all who have lost properties and those displaced, may God console you all at this auspicious times that we are in Allah’s name I pray,” the monarch added. (Nigerian Tribune)

 


Source: News Express

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