Osun governor, Ademola Adeleke, on Sunday, imposed a curfew on Orolu and Irepodun local government areas of the state following a communal clash over a land dispute between Ilobu and Ifon, two communities in the council areas.
Osun Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, announced the imposition of the curfew on the two local government areas by the Governor.
He said the curfew was imposed following A communal clash between Ilobu and Ifon communities to enforce law and order.
According to the statement, the curfew will start between the hours of 8 pm every night, and 6 am in the morning.
He said, “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 8 pm every night, and 6 am 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.
“Governor Ademola Adeleke sued for peace between these two local governments, and asked that the ethos of Peace, Love and Unity which the state is known for, be imbibed.”