Natives of Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday clashed with Fulani settlers in the community over alleged fuelling of insecurity in the area.
The Yoruba natives were reportedly motivated and led by popular Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
The angry indigens reportedly stormed the Fulani settlement in the town to eject the Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and some other herdsmen accused of fuelling security problems in the area.
candidreporters.com gathered that there are unconfirmed claims that some persons were killed while properties worth several millions of naira were set ablaze during the clash which occurred in the evening.
Igboho could not be reached as calls to his telephone line indicated that he was out of reach, residents of Igangan however said that at least one youth from Igboora was killed by Fulani fighters while two others sustained injuries from gunshots.
Candidreporters.com also gathered that one Fulani woman was killed.
The claims from both sides could not be independently verified as of press time on Friday.
Igboho had last week issued a seven-day quit notice to the Seriki and his associates.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had in a broadcast warned people fuelling ethic crisis in the state to desist from such act.
Despite this, Igboho and his supporters stormed Igangan on Friday afternoon.
Addressing the youths, Igboho said, “They started deploying soldiers here since yesterday (Thursday). When our people were being kidnapped and killed, there was not soldier to be deployed to secure them.
Reacting, the Oyo State PPRO, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, said, “Tactical police teams with Operation Burst are on ground to give maximum security protection while efforts are on to ascertain the situation there.”