The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, says the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu’s silent over last weekend’s attack by gunmen at Igangan, in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, is not a surprise.
Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, the Media Aide to Adams, stated this on Wednesday in an interview with the Punch.
Recall, BuwaNews reported that no fewer than 17 indigenes of Igangan were reportedly shot dead when hoodlums invaded the town on motorcycles around 11pm on Saturday and started killing and destroying property, which continued until around 3am on Sunday.
The palace of the Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Lasisis Adeoye, was also razed by the gunmen, but the monarch escaped because he did not sleep in the palace.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, had condemned the attack and urged residents to remain calm and trust the police while promising that those behind the attack would be apprehended.
However, in reaction to the silence of the Presidency on the attack which has been widely condemned, Aderemi said, “It is very clear that the Federal Government is not even ready to issue any statement regarding the attack. The Federal Government would be the first to condemn such an attack if it had happened in the North but Garba Shehu as he is, we know where he is coming from, so, we are not expecting any miracle from him. As Aare said in a previous statement, those that perpetrated the act are beating the drum of war in the country.
“Those killed in Igangan town have their families and friends, there is blood flowing in their veins and in a moment their lives were cut short by killer herdsmen and bandits in their home.”