Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has reacted to the attack on Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state by suspected herdsmen.
Naija News had reported that gunmen suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen attacked the community killing no fewer than eleven residents.
It was gathered that the Fulani herdsmen attacked the Oyo community at around 11pm on Saturday, leaving the village early Sunday morning.
A source in the community identified two of the people killed as Lekan and Ajani, while a resident of Ayete who is close to the family of the deceased farmers, Olalekan Etu disclosed that hunters were already on their way to track down the Fulani killers.
Reacting to the incident via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday, governor Makinde described the attack as shocking.
The governor, however, urged residents to remain calm as security operatives are now in control of the situation.
“I have received the shocking news of the attacks on residents of Igangan, Ibarapaland, in the early hours of this morning. I am currently being briefed on the incidents. I urge residents to remain calm as security operatives are now in control of the situation,” he tweeted.