Ife-Ife Crisis: Government Imposes Two-Day Curfew

The Osun Government has imposed a two-day curfew in Ile-Ife over the crisis that eru pted on Wednesday in which some people were killed.

The fight between Yoruba and Hausa communities in Sabo area in Ile-Ife also led to loss of properties.

In a statement, a media aide to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, said that the curfew would be between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. from Wednesday to Friday.

He said the state government was compelled to impose the curfew following the breach of the peace in the town, which according to him, has led to avoidable destruction of lives and properties.

Okanlawon warned that the government would not tolerate breach of public peace.

He said Gov. Aregbesola had called for deployment of heavy security personnel to 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 Osun State, 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.”

NAN

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