The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has said that the relative peace and calmness enjoyed in the Igangan community of Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State were truncated by the visit of popular activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Sunday Igboho.
The police commissioner, who vowed to bring the masterminds of the attack on Fulani community in Igangan to justice, reiterated that the security agencies would not watch while some criminal elements take laws into their hands.
A statement released by the state's police spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, stated these.
The police said, “Sadly, the relative peace and calmness being enjoyed due to the visibility patrols by the security agencies were truncated by the visit of Sunday Igboho to Igangan, at about 4.30pm on January 22.
“The visit had culminated in a mob action by some youths in the town, who, armed with different types of weapons, embarked on arson and a breach of peace. In the process, grievous injury was committed against one of the police officers while he was discharging his statutory duty.
“The Commissioner of Police will like to reiterate that the security agencies will not watch while some criminal elements take the law into their own hands.
“Investigation into the arson and the breach of the peace, which occurred at Igangan will be investigated to a logical conclusion and culprits shall be brought to justice."