Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday visited Igangan in Ibarapa area of the state, saying he should be held responsible for the attack that happened there on Sunday morning.
The governor vowed never to allow such attack occur again in the area and other parts of the state.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen had invaded the agrarian town in the early hours of Sunday, killing no fewer than 17 people while houses and vehicles including the Palace of Asigangan were burnt.
The governor appealed to the people of the area to cooperate with the government and security agencies to address the security challenge in the area.
He promised to empower the local vigilantes and hunters in the town to bolster security in the town.
“Please, don’t take laws into your hands. I urge all the families that lost their loved ones to this attack, because sometimes, emotion can really be high. Please, give us the opportunity to resolve this and make this place better for you.
“You must have seen the light-up project we embarked on. We are doing it for us to be able to see everywhere, whether it is day or night. Well, there are people who don’t want good for our state and country at large, but I believe that God will show us mercy,” the governor said.
Similarly, the House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to probe the killings of innocent citizens and destruction of properties in Igangan.
This followed the adoption of a motion moved by Hon. Muraina Ajibola and all lawmakers from the South-West Zone at the plenary under a matter of urgent public importance.
The House called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to fish out the assailants for immediate prosecution.
The green chamber also directed the National Emmergency Management Agency and other relevant agencies to provide relief materials to assist all those whose properties or businesses were destroyed.