OYO State Government has confirmed that men of the Nigeria Customs Service raided Igangan and other parts of Ibarapa areas of the state on Friday night..
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, in a statement on Saturday, said, that this was contrary to the widely circulated report that unidentified gunmen attacked the areas.
According to him, the state government team was led by Mr Sunday Odukoya, the Executive Assistant on Security Matters to the governor.
The political and traditional leaders of Ibarapa extraction at the meeting, described the Friday raid on Igangan, Igbo-Ora and other communities in the area by men of the NCS, as unnecessary and not well-thought-out.
“It will be better if the authorities restrict them to border towns to end unwarranted attacks on innocent communities,” Adisa said.
The attack occured barely 24 hours after Ibarapa Court was relocated to Iyaganku.