7 feared killed as uneasy calm returns to Osun communities

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Communal clash

There was an uneasy calm yesterday at Erin- and Ilobu communities Irepodun Local Government of .

This followed a imposed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to restore peace after a communal clash claimed lives and belongings last weekend.

It was gathered some attacked themselves on Sunday night despite and razed down buildings. However, there was an uneasy calm yesterday, as warring parties were eager to attack one another again.

Seven have been feared killed fracas.

government and security operatives were holding a meeting with two communities to broker peace at press time.

The Ilurin of Erin-, Chief Olawuyi Adeleke and Otun Jagun of Ilobu, High Chief Goke Ogunsola, featuring on a radio station, Rave FM, during a talk show, ‘Frank Talk’, monitored by reporter yesterday Osogbo, said: “We will sheathe swords if the other party does not strike.”

Adeleke alleged Ilobu people have killed four indigenes of Erin-Osun, including a commercial driver.

Ogunsola also alleged: “On February 6, Erin-Osun people attacked people who were returning Aro and Ara village. The injured have been admitted at the University of Osun Teaching Hospital. Three of them have died; one is in a critical condition.”

The Nation