Police appeal for calm as communal clash looms between Osun communities (dailypost.ng)

Police appeal for calm as communal clash looms between Osun communities


The statement added, “The Osun State Police Command is using this medium to inform the good people of the State especially, the residents of Ilobu and Ifon in Irepodun and Orolu local governments area that the Police Command is aware of the report of the incident of the death of one Sodiq Alamu about 28 years of age along Opapa village in Ilobu and therefore passionately appeal to the residents of both communities (Ilobu & Ifon) and its environs to remain calm as investigation has immediately commenced to unraveled the circumstances that led to the death of the young man.

The Osun State Police Command has appealed to indigenes of Ilobu and Ifon Orolu communities to remain calm and refrain from taking the law into their hands over the killing of one Sodiq Alamu.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Patrick Kehinde Longe since the report of the incident has been having meetings with Olobu of Ilobu, Oba Ashiru Olaniyan and other relevant stakeholders to appeal to their subjects to remain peaceful and not to take law into their hands as the Police Command will not relent until the circumstances is unraveled and suspect (s) are brought to book.”

Residents of Ilobu and Ifon-Osun towns, in Irepodun and Orolu LGAs of Osun State, respectively, have been at loggerheads over ownership of a land located at Opapa village, on the boundary between the two communities.

IDU thereafter called on Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke to raise up to the occasion so as to avert breakdown of law and order.

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