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Seriki Fulani speaks on fresh attack in Igangan

Serikin Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir who was evicted from his Igangan palace four months ago, has denied reports that he is behind the fresh attack on Igangan community.

Seriki Fulani speaks on fresh attack in Igangan

The Serikin Fulani, who also condemned the attacks, tasked security agencies to do their job in arresting the perpetrators.

Abdulkadir, who spoke with our correspondent in reaction to the allegation of Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Lasisi Adeoye, that he masterminded Sunday’s attacks where scores of farmers were killed, said it was wrong to have linked the attacks to him.

He said many herders also suffered casualties during the attacks and even said one Fulani man who was neither a cattle rearer nor trader and who has been living in Igangan since 60s was killed on Monday in reprisal attack on several Fulani settlements.

   
   

The Sarkin stressed that he has no hand in the attacks and has no mercenary anywhere to attack the people on his behalf.

He said since the eviction from the community by armed youths led by Sunday Igboho, he has lost fortunes garnered over several decades.

He said, “They killed my people, destroyed my properties, I know nothing about the attacks. If I had the mercenaries, I would have defended myself when my palace was invaded by Sunday Igboho and his men.

   
   

“I have lost everything. I have been living from hands to mouth. I don’t have any mercenaries fighting for me. I leave everything in the hand of God.”

   
   

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