Tension in Osun communities as five persons sustain gunshot injuries over land dispute



Shina Abubakar, Osogbo

About five persons were said to have sustained gunshot injuries as Erin-Osun and Ilobu community in Irepodun local government area of Osun state renewed rivalry over a land dispute.

It was gathered that the crisis broke out in the afternoon around Oke-Awesin area before it escalated to CAC area as some Ilobu residents attempted to resist ceding parts of their land to Erin-Osun.

As the news filtered into both neighbouring communities, youths were said to have mobilised themselves to the disputed area where two houses were said to have been vandalised.

About five persons said to have sustained gun injuries were taken to Ilobu palace where they are said to be attended to by local hunters.

Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola said two persons from Ilobu, Azeez Adamu and Abdullah Tairu were shot in the legs during the crisis.

According to her, some Erin-Osun youths were dissatisfied over alleged ceding of parts of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper