Residents of Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State have urged security agencies to, without delay, arrest two sons of Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, the banished Seriki Fulani of Oyo State.
The residents noted that the arrest of two sons of the erstwhile Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Ibrahim Soliu and Umar Soliu is necessary due to their involvement in the recent attack which resulted in the death of about twenty people in Igangan.
DAILY POST recalls that Abdulkadir was chased out of Igangan after a series of allegations such as taking ransom on behalf of kidnappers and other attacks of innocent citizens were traced to him.
It was gathered that the town has since then, witnessed a series of attacks occasioned by kidnapping and killings.
The residents alleged that Ibrahim Soliu and Umar Soliu had threatened to carry out an attack in the town since their father was chased out of the town.
They alleged that the two sons of the banished Seriki Fulani were responsible for the midnight attack on the town between Saturday and Sunday.
They called on security agencies; Police, Department of State Service and others to arrest the duo without delay.
The Public Relations Officer of Igangan Development Advocate (IDA), Mr. Abideen Oguntowo, who spoke with DAILY POST on Wednesday insisted that the duo had earlier threatened to launch an attack on the town.
Oguntowo who spoke on behalf of residents of the town, specifically mentioned that Ibrahim Abdulkadir had on April 24th 2021 during a radio program, threatened to attack the town because his father was chased out of the town.
He then called on security agencies to arrest the duo and others who have links with the elsewhile Seriki Fulani.
He added that arrest of the duo by security agencies will lead to the arrest of other perpetrators of the midnight attack.
“Ibrahim Soliu, he is parading himself as the Chairman of Miyetti Allah cattle breeders Association of Nigeria in Oyo State. He said that he is the Chairman.
“Since the eviction of his father, he has been threatened to attack the town. We have written to the Governor. We have informed the police. The Akowe Agbe of Igangan, Mr. Adeagbo Taiwo has written on behalf of the people.
“One of the sons of the banished Seriki Fulani, Ibarahim Soliu, threatened to attack the town while on Agidigbo 88.7 FM on April 24 2021.
“Umar Soliu was S.A. to the Chairman of the local government area during the tenure of the immediate past Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Umar has called one of our members and he has been threatening the person on the phone.
“What we want is that they should be arrested. We demand that since they had already threatened to attack the town, and an attack was carried out, we want the government to arrest them.
“They should be arrested and prosecuted. Both Umar and Ibarahim.”