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Ife Protest: Osun Govt Calls for Calm, Orders Investigation

Osun state government has appealed for calm over the protest that rocked ile-Ife following the violence sparked off by the face-off between the men of The Nigerian Police Force and the youths of Iloro area of the ancient town.

This is contained in a statement by the Osun state commissioner for information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode.

The statement indicates that government has ordered an immediate investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the violence, especially the alleged death of a detained suspect and shooting by men of the Nigerian Police at unarmed youths.

It urges residents of the area not to take laws into their own hands by hurting more people or destroying property.

It would be recalled that some youths in Ile Ife had protested the alleged killing of a suspected ritualist who allegedly died in police custody.

Abiodun Adeoye

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