Ilobu-Erin Clash: Scores Feared Dead As Several Sustained Gunshot Injuries

There was a tension in Erin-Osun and Ilobu as a result of land dispute between Erin-Osun and Ahoro afin in Ifon-Orolu.

Resident of the communities told reporter that the land dispute is not between Erin-Osun and Ilobu but most of the buildings on the said land were of Ilobu indigenes.

Scores have been Feared dead, several people have sustained serious injuries and properties worth millions destroyed in the ongoing communal clash between Erin-Osun and Ilobu communities both in Irepodun Local Government of Osun state.

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This newspaper gathered that two persons has been Feared dead while not less than eleven people have sustained injuries.

VAM News learnt that the crisis broke out in Saturday afternoon around Oke-Awesin area before it escalated to CAC area as some Ilobu residents attempted to resist ceding parts of their land to Erin-Osun.

A source told our correspondence that on Saturday, over 500 youths are gathered at Olobu palace while similar situation is also replicated at the Elerin palace in Erin-Osun waiting for who blinks first.

Police react

Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said two persons from Ilobu, Azeez Adamu and Abdullah Tairu were shot in the legs during the crisis.

According to her, some Erin-Osun youths were dissatisfied over alleged ceding of parts of Ayedande said to be within their community to Ilobu during enumeration area demacation exercise.

She revealed that on getting to the disputed area, some group of people were discovered exchanging gunfire.

“Policemen were deployed from both Ifon division and Dugbe division in the state capital to the area to return normalcy.

“Two persons that sustained gunshot injuries have been taken to the hospital for treatment, while police have intensify patrol of the area to douse rising tension”, she said.

The people of the two towns are calling on the state governor Oyetola to intervene on their case before the war escalates.


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