Osun state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has imposed a 6pm – 6am curfew on Ifon and Ilobu due to the ongoing conflict between the two communities.
Announcing the curfew in a statement, the Osun State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi, says a high powered stakeholders meeting will be held with all traditional chiefs and rulers from the three communities with government officials and all security chiefs in attendance.
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Commissioner Alimi also cautioned that in this regard, anyone or group of persons found or caught doing or instigating any further violence, knowingly or unknowingly, in breach of lasting peace would be held accountable and subjected to prosecution, in line with the dictates of the law of Nigeria.
There have been violent clashes between Ilobu and Ifon-Osun communities in times past over land boundaries. The issue escalated between September and October, 2023, leading to the destruction of property, killings and maiming of innocent citizens.