Ifon/Ilobu clash: Osun govt sets up a 16-member resolution committee

…Warring communities to surrender arms within 24 hours

The State Government today hosted another high powered security meeting with all the stakeholders from Ilobu, Ifon, Erin and Okanla communities in agreement with the following resolutions aimed at bringing an end to the communal crisis between Ifon and Ilobu communities.

According to a statement issued on Thursday by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, the resolutions endorsed and approved by all stakeholders are as follows:

  1. That any person or group of persons in possession of firearms and ammunition should surrender such ammunition within 24 Hours from today 1st February, 2024 to the nearest police or security formations;
  2. That the police authority in the state has been mandated to invite for interrogation, all those who made themselves available as chiefs or custodians of the disputed areas;
  3. A 16 man Resolution committee has been established by the Osun state government to sit and work out an amicable way(s) of settling the entire issues at stake;
  4. That the Committee is to submit its findings in two weeks time,with the 15th of February, 2024 given as the deadline

The high powered security committee set up by Osun state Government ,however,
maintained that the 6pm to 6 am curfew earlier imposed still remains and all security personnels comprising the Army,Police,Civil Defence are to remain where they are to ensure lasting peace in the warring communities.

The Stakeholders meeting has resolved that anybody found with arms and ammunition in the area after the deadline should be arrested and prosecuted.

Finally, anyone or group of persons found or caught still instigating any further violence, to mortgage lasting peace being envisioned in the warring communities would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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