Five people have died in a fresh crisis between Ile-Ife and Modakeke communities, Osun State, FIJ can report.
Several sources revealed that the victims were on their way to the farm in Toro Village when they were attacked and killed on Friday morning.
FIJ gathered that the crisis has escalated to the road linking Mayfair to Ede in Ile-Ife, while the campus gate of the Obafemi Awolowo University in the town has been shut to prevent infiltration by angry youth.
“The university’s security agents are now turning incoming public transport vehicles back,” a source said.
Yemisi Opalola, Osun State Police spokesperson, told FIJ that the Commissioner of Police had gone to Ile-Ife to quell the situation.
“The incident is true,” she said. “In fact, the commissioner, alongside his tactical team, has arrived at the scene. I can confirm to you the death of five Modakeke indigenes.”
Be the first to receive special investigative reports and features in your inbox.