Ifon-Ilobu communal crisis: Gov Adeleke Gives Fresh Order Over Land Dispute

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke has announced that the state government has taken over the disputed lands in Ilobu and Ifon communities in Orolu and Irepodun local governments.

Adeleke made this statement at the first edition of the Ipade Imole, a public accountability platform held in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Thursday.

The governor also added that he has obtained the cooperation of the Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, to deploy military personnel to maintain law and order in both communities.

“I am not happy today. These clashes would chase away investors.

“I have also obtained the assurance of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja in this regard.

“He has promised to deploy soldiers to the affected communities to complement the efforts of the Nigerian Police.

“Anybody who wants to cause mayhem, I am wanting them right now to be careful. If it is sabotaged, it will not work at all.

“These clashes are not helping anyone but rather chasing investors away to other states.

“It is sad that lives are being lost daily over what belongs to God and not man.”

The governor called on the chiefs, community leaders, and kings to call their subjects to order.

“It is not when the government intervenes with force that people will not be complaining.

“A military deployment will be punitive to both communities who have failed to allow for peaceful resolution of the problem on the ground.

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