Land dispute: Adeleke imposes curfew on Osun LGs

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Areas of the state to prevent the escalation of communal clashes caused by land disputes involving Ilobu and Ifon towns.

This was contained in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information
and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, obtained in Osogbo on Sunday.

The statement explained that the curfew would start between the hours of 8pm every night, and end by 6am, adding that human and vehicular movement would also be restricted during the curfew.

It party further read, “This is to inform the public that the attention of the Osun state government has been drawn to the communal clash on land dispute between Ilobu and Ifon communities.

“Based on this, Governor Ademola Adeleke has directed that curfew begins immediately in the two local governments: Orolu and Irepodun local governments.

“The curfew will start between the hours of 8pm every night, and 6am in the morning. Human and vehicular movement is hereby restricted during the curfew till further notice.

“This is to forestall attempts of destruction of lives and properties during this period because of the land dispute. Anyone caught wandering or moving around in Irepodun and Orolu local governments during the curfew period will be arrested and prosecuted appropriately.”

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