Pictorial: Igangan youths welcome Makinde with placards

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Aggrieved youths Igangan, Ibarapa North-West Local Council Area of Oyo State, on Monday, welcomed Governor Seyi with a peaceful demonstration.

, who arrived the area on Sunday evening, have held meetings with stakeholders a bid to find lasting solution to the crisis rocking the area.

Stern-looking youths Igangan, however, greeted the governor on Monday with several placards shortly before another meeting.

Some of the inscriptions on the placards read: ‘End Farmers Bloodshed in Igangan’, ‘Fulani Must Stop Raping Our ’, ‘Ibarapaland Not Fulani RUGA’, ‘No More Seriki, No More Carnage’, ‘Stop Fulani Massacre Of Ibarapa People’.

The youths also displayed photos of including that of Dr Fatai Aborode, a prominent farmer who was allegedly killed by Fulani herders because they wanted to drive him away from where he had his farm.

The Convener, Igangan Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, told The PUNCH that the inscriptions on placards were the specific demands of the people of Igangan and Ibarapaland.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that a popular rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, asked accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle to leave Ibarapa within seven days.

At the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum, Igangan residents, emboldened by Igboho’s presence, had ejected the Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, and his herders out of the rustic town.

The residents of the town also vowed never to allow Saliu and his men to the community.