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Developments On Ifon/Ilobu Communal Clash And Other Trending Osun News Today

Developments On Ifon/Ilobu Communal Clash And Other Trending Osun News Today
  • PublishedOctober 9, 2023

Our reporter, Kazeem Badmus reports that the following items shaped the discourse today on both local, mainstream and social media.

1: Ifon/ Ilobu: Community Leaders Allege More Attacks Despite Peace Talk

Despite the peace agreement signed by the Ilobu and Ifon communities to sheath their swords in the ongoing communal clash, leaders of the two towns have alleged further attacks on their indigenes.

Otun-Jagun of Ilobu, Chief Leke Ogunsola, in an interview with newsmen, alleged that many indigenes of Ilobu farming in villages had been chased out of their farms by Ifon people.

He added that farms and buildings were set ablaze in some of the villages attacked by the Ifon people

He said, “There is peace in the two communities now, but many Ilobu indigenes living on farms in neighbouring villages have been chased out of their farms by Ifon people. They burnt their farms and destroyed their properties.”

Also, the Ifon community has accused people of Ilobu of destroying a house belonging to its indigene in Odo-Oje area of Ifon.

The regent of Ifon-Orolu, Chief Babatunde Oyetunji, in a statement, however, warned against such an act, especially now that a peace pact has been signed by the warring communities.

The statement read in part, “Therefore, we are restating the need for the Osun State Government to ensure adequate security cover for the lives and properties of our people.”

2: My Plans To Boost Osun Economy – Adeleke

The Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has disclosed his plans to boost the state economy.

The Governor who highlighted Osun’s strategic location in the southwest said the state cargo airport, the presence of a sub-power station will be a major benefit to manufacturing hub.

This was revealed in a statement by the Governor’s spokesperson, Rasheed Olawale on Monday.

He restated his administration’s commitment to foster a conductive environment for businesses to thrive in Osun.

“Today in Lagos, Governor Ademola Adeleke led his team which comprises of Hon Teslim Igbalaye, Secretary to the State Government; Rev. Bunmi Jenyo, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry; and Bamikole Omishore, Special Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals and Multilateral Relations.”

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