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Adeleke Announces the Removal of Curfew in Osun Communities

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has instructed the removal of the curfew imposed on Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Areas starting from Wednesday. The decision, announced by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. Kolapo Alimi, in Osogbo on Tuesday, follows a reassessment of the situation.

Adeleke had implemented a 24-hour curfew on both local government areas on October 6, in response to violent clashes arising from a boundary dispute, resulting in casualties and property damage. The Commissioner stated that the decision to lift the curfew was made after observing the restoration of peace and order in the affected communities.

The statement released read, “Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has expressed satisfaction with the return of peace to Ifon and Ilobu communities in Irepodun local government area. Consequently, the curfew earlier imposed by the Executive Governor of Osun state is hereby lifted, effective immediately from tomorrow, Wednesday, 20th of December, 2023.

“While recognizing the apparent restoration of lasting peace and order, the Osun State Government emphasizes the importance of continued 24-hour surveillance by the joint security task force in the two communities. The government also takes this opportunity to extend gratitude to all those who contributed to the restoration of peace and order during and after the unfortunate communal skirmishes.”

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