Some unknown gunmen had invaded the town on Sunday night killing scores of residents, razed the oba’s Palace and filling station.
Reacting to the incident, Makinde who took to his verified Twitter handle on Sunday described it as shocking.
The governor, however, said security operatives are now in control of the situation.
“I have received the shocking news of the attacks on residents of Igangan, Ibarapaland, in the early hours of this morning. I am currently being briefed on the incidents. I urge residents to remain calm as security operatives are now in control of the situation,” he tweeted.