The government of Osun has taken decisive action in response to a communal clash between the Ilobu and Ifon communities in the Orolu and Irepodun Local Government Areas (LGAs). In order to restore law and order, an indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed on these two communities.
In an official statement released by Information Commissioner Kolapo Alimi, it was revealed that the curfew will remain in effect “until further notice” from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. during the designated curfew period. Both human and vehicular movement will be restricted during this time.
Mr. Alimi emphasized the necessity of this measure to maintain peace and order in the affected areas. He stated, “The Osun government has been made aware of the communal clash over a land dispute between the Ilobu and Ifon communities. As a result, Governor Ademola Adeleke has directed the immediate implementation of a curfew in the Orolu and Irepodun LGAs.”
The statement also highlighted that individuals found violating the curfew by wandering or moving around in Irepodun and Orolu will be apprehended and subjected to legal prosecution. The governor has appealed for peace and reconciliation between the two LGAs.
Furthermore, the Osun police command spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the tragic death of a 28-year-old man named Sodiq Alamu during the clash.