In Osun Govt dispels rumours of fresh crisis in Ile-Ife

Adejumo warned those publishing fake news in the hope of whipping up ethnic sentiments and violence to desist from doing so.

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Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

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The Osun State Government has debunked rumours regarding fresh clashes in Ile-Ife.

Last Friday, some news outlets had claimed that nine persons were injured in a skirmish that broke out in the ancient town of Ile-Ife.

However, speaking to newsmen in Osogbo, Friday, Mr Tope Adejumo, who is the Special Adviser on Security to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, stated that there was no fresh crisis in Ile-Ife.

The Governor's aide said everyone was going about their normal businesses.

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Adejumo warned those publishing fake news in the hope of whipping up ethnic sentiments and violence, to desist from doing so.

Mr. Adejumo however noted that some young people in the Asipa and Ipetumodu area of Ife North Local Government, had earlier on Friday afternoon engaged each other in a free-for-fall over some boundary dispute.

He noted that the incident was neither an inter-ethnic clash nor a crisis.

The security aide described the incident as a case of ‘breach of public peace’ and explained that the dispute was being resolved.

He noted that normalcy has since been restored to both towns and law enforcement agencies have been deployed to the area to maintain peace and order.

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