two killed as Osun declares warring communities curfew
Two people, Aziz Adamu and Abdullahi Tairu, were reportedly killed on Saturday in cross-border clashes between communities.
SaharaReporter found that the traditional leaders of the two neighboring cities have been involved in an argument over the years.
Recently on Saturday, traditional leaders began verbal abuse over the phone.
Our source told SaharaReporter that the verbal abuse led to clashes between young people from the two cities, which ultimately led to the death of the victims.
As a result, young people from the two cities began to fight and shoot at each other. Two people were killed and many more were wounded by gunshot.
Osun State Police Headquarters Public Relations Officer Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident to reporters.
Following construction, Adegboega State Governor Oyetola imposed a 24-hour curfew in the local government areas of Irepodun and Orolu due to violence in the Ilobu and Erin Osun communities.
Oyetola, through the governor’s chief spokesman Ismail Omipidan, said in a statement: “As a government, we are determined to do everything we can to protect citizens from real and potential threats. To this end, we ordered the immediate deployment of security personnel to restore law and order.
“I want to urge our people not to destroy our collective heritage by taking the law into their own hands. Two mistakes are not good. Therefore, I appeal to the belligerents with an appeal to sheathe the sword and allow peace to reign, ”said the governor.
State Government Secretary Prince Wole Oyebamiji also announced this Sunday in a press release entitled “Osun declares a 24-hour curfew in Irepodun, Orolu.”
According to him, the introduction of a curfew is helping to reduce tensions in troubled areas, where two people died on Saturday.
Oetola had previously ordered community police to restore peace.
The statement said: “The state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the local government areas of Irepodun and Orolu after clashes erupted on Saturday between the communities of Ilobu and Erin Osun.
“The announcement of the curfew was necessary to defuse tensions in the troubled area. This will remain until further notice.
“We remind you that just a few hours ago, the Governor of Adegboega Oetola ordered the immediate deployment of an armed police force with the support of the army to restore law and order.
“As a responsible and responsive government that has taken a sacred oath to protect the lives and property of our citizens, we believe that imposing curfews is the right way to go in these circumstances.
“Thus, security officials were instructed to arrest and prosecute anyone who violated the curfew and those responsible for the violence.
“All citizens and residents of the affected local government areas are instructed to comply with this directive, as anyone who violates this directive will face the wrath of the law.
“The government requires all our citizens to be peaceful and law abiding as every effort must be made to protect them and their property.”
Source: – Sahara Reporter.