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Osun: Adeleke imposes curfew on Ifon, Ilobu communities

by Maryam Olaniyi
Gov Ademola Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has again imposed a 6 pm to 6 am curfew on Ilobu and Ifon communities, following renewed hostilities involving the towns.

He also raised a joint task force and deployed security agents, including soldiers, to the warring communities.

The governor announced its decision in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, on Tuesday.

Militias from Ilobu and Ifon communities had resumed fighting in villages at the border of Osun and Oyo States on Monday.

Police confirmed the death of two persons and the destruction of property in the resurgent crisis.

Before the latest crisis, Adeleke had in October last year imposed dusk-to-dawn curfew on the two communities after the breakout of bloody clashes.

The curfew was however lifted in December followng the return of peace to the area.

However, trouble started again on Monday, resulting in many residents fleeing.

The government, in a statement on Tuesday, said, “Premised on the review of the security situation, His Excellency Senator Ademola Adeleke, in his capacity as the Chief Security Officer of the state, has approved that the 6 pm to 6 am curfew be imposed with immediate effect.

“That the Osun State government should set up a joint task force of all stakeholders in the warring communities ,which should include traditional chiefs of Ifon,Ilobu and Erin Osun with immediate effect.

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