Osun declare 24-hour curfew as two die, many injured


Communal clash: Osun declare 24-hour curfew as two die, many injured

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By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo

Following an inter-communal clash between Erin-Osun and Ilobu communities in Osun state, the state government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Irepodun and Orolu local government areas of the state until further notice.

Violence broke out between the two neighbours situated in Irepodun on Saturday over a land dispute, where about five persons sustained gunshot injuries.

However, as at Sunday morning, the crisis has escalated despite claims by police to have deployed operatives in the communities, leading to the reported death of two persons.

It was gathered that the two communities have engaged the services of mercenaries to fight the battle on their behalf.

A resident of Ilobu, Bolade Akinwale, told Vanguard that while they were at the palace to know the monarch’s intervention in the crisis, someone was brought into the palace dead, while another source also disclosed that one person died on the Erin-Osun…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper