Oyo farmers return to work as Amotekun declares Ibarapa free of killer herdsmen

Farmers have reportedly returned to work in Oyo communities where the activities of criminal herdsmen disrupted agriculture efforts.

Communities were reportedly able to return to the farms after the unconstitutional anti-Fulani crusade of Sunday Igboho made locals rise up against bandits.

Also, the Oyo State Security Network (Amotekun Corps) said it has rid Ibarapa area of the state of suspected criminal elements.

Amotekun commander Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), therefore, declared Ibarapaland safe and free of killer herdsmen and kidnappers.

He said a video making rounds online, casting doubts on the security situation of the area is misleading.

“Anyone desirous of finding out the truth about the security situation in Ibarapaland contrary to the video/audio being circulated in various forum can key into this opportunity,” Olayanju said.

“I will personally provide escorts to and from Ibadan to Igangan general areas anytime this week.

“You can organise yourselves and inform me if you are interested in finding out the true position of things in Ibarapaland.

“I will be ready to move, just give me 10hrs headstart.

“I am in Aiyete and I’ve been moving around Ibarapaland freely, no one has reported any adverse security issue to me apart from an isolated case involving a Fulani man said to have been killed in his house in a remote village around Eruwa in Ibarapa East on Saturday by yet-to-be-identified assailants.

“No security challenges observed in Ibarapa Central and North contrary to rumours been peddled.

“We are fully on the trail of those responsible for the said murder in conjunction with other security agencies and we assure all that the attackers and their motives will soon be uncovered,” he said.

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