Osun Eases Curfew in Warring Communities

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has relaxed the 24-hour curfew declared in Irepodun and Orolu councils of the State, following the communal crisis that broke out between Erin-Osun and Ilobu towns.

The reviewed curfew regime which takes immediate effect, will now be from 6 pm to 6 am daily, and will subsist until further notice.

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Ismail Omipidan noted that the review became necessary following the peace meeting held between the Governor and monarchs of the affected towns and another meeting between the monarchs and the State Commissioner for Police.

“Following the peace meeting between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the traditional rulers of of Erin-Osun and Ilobu towns, and with the return of peace to the affected towns, the governor has approved the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew declared last Sunday to forestall further breakdown of law and order

The statement appreciated the monarchs and all the security agencies for their various roles in ensuring that normalcy and peace return to Erin-Osun and Ilobu.

It enjoins residents and citizens to always channel their grievances to the appropriate authority.

It will be recalled that as part of efforts to broker peace and restore unity to Erin-Osun and Ilobu, Governor Oyetola on Monday, held a peace meeting with the traditional rulers of the two towns. 

Wasiu Ajadosu

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