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June 12: Ilesa residents panic over alleged influx of Fulani herdsmen




There was panic in Ilesa, Osun State, on Friday over the alleged inflow of Fulani herdsmen within the city within the wee hours of Thursday.


It was believed that some Fulani herdsmen had been dropped from vehicles coming from the north on the streets of Ilesa forward of the June 12 protest.

Dependable sources informed DAILY POST that there have been heavy gunshots throughout the city. A growth that stored the residents awake and panicked.

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Nevertheless, of their defence, some youths within the city began a bonfire throughout all streets and main roads as their readiness towards an assault.

The Osun State Police Command spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola clarified that the residents began a bonfire throughout the roads within the city resulting from a report of Fulani herdsmen which in response to her will not be true.

“Police haven’t confirmed their declare however we’re on high of the scenario. The residents acted on the report of the inflow of Fulani herdsmen.”

Additionally talking, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Safety, Mrs Abiodun Ige mentioned police have gone spherical they usually didn’t see something like invasion however individuals had been simply apprehensive and on defensive temper.

“Our individuals ought to be calm if there’s any commentary or any unusual motion observed, they need to rapidly name the eye of safety businesses for immediate motion,” she mentioned.

She assured the individuals of the state of security saying the safety businesses are on high of each scenario.

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