Osun Govt. imposes curfew on Ile-Ife

Osogbo, March 8, 2017(TNE): The Osun Government has declared a two-day curfew in Ile-Ife  following  the clash  between members of the  Hausa community and their Yoruba hosts on Wednesday.
Reports said no fewer than 10  persons died in the incident while property yet to be estimated, destroyed.
The declaration of the curfew is contained  in a statement issued  in Osogbo by Mr Semiu Okanlawon, a media aide to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola.
Okanlawon  said the curfew would  be in place  between 6pm  and  7am from Wednesday  to Friday.
He said the  curfew was compelled by the breach of the peace in the town  which had led to loss of lives  and  destruction of  properties.
Okanlawon said that the state government would not tolerate breach of public peace in the state.
He also  said  the governor  had  called for deployment of  security personnel in  Ile-Ife to curb the crisis.
“This is to assure all and sundry that the breach of the peace in Ile Ife is not beyond the control of our highly mobilised security forces.
“To this end, the governor of the State of Osun, upon receiving reports of the fracas the exact cause of which is still under investigation, has ordered deployment of adequate security forces and is getting minute-by-minute situation reports.
“The government therefore warns those involved in this act of criminal breach of public peace to end it immediately as the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on anyone arrested,” the media aide said.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state! Folashade Odoro, said the  situation was under control, adding that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye,  had  paid a visit to the trouble spot.(TNE)

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