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Bandits Attack Yoruba Foremost Town, Ile-Ife, Kill Five Farmers

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The Osun State Police Command on Friday, confirmed the killing of 5 individuals by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits after they attacked the Yoruba ancestral city, Ile-Ife, within the state.

The Spokesperson of the command, SP Yemisi Opalola, who gave the affirmation, stated that the victims have been on bikes on their option to their farms after they have been ambushed by the bandits and killed.



The police spokesperson famous that consequently, the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, had deployed a police tactical workforce and officers to forestall breakdown of regulation and order within the space.

She additionally added that investigation had commenced on the circumstance behind the killing, assuring that perpetrators of the heinous crime could be dropped at justice.

Opalola stated that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi had additionally waded into the matter by interesting to his topics to keep up peace, as a manner of stopping the state of affairs from escalating.

The Information Company of Nigeria learnt that the farmers have been ambushed and killed whereas passing by a city in Ile-Ife to their farm.

The killings, nonetheless, generated rigidity in Ile-Ife owing to worry of a reprisal assault from the folks of Modakeke, a neighbouring city, thus leading to many Ile-Ife residents hurriedly closing their companies.

Ile-Ife and Modakeke communities have an extended historical past of communal clashes, which had led to lack of many lives and destruction of property.

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