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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to “promptly investigate and ensure the prosecution of culprits in the recent communal clashes in Ile-Ife.”
Recall that an inter-ethnic clash which broke out at Sabo area of Ile-Ife, Osun State on Tuesday night led to the death of five people.
The violence which was said to have started, following a rift between a Hausa man and a Yoruba woman continued till Wednesday morning.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande and sent to DAILY POST, Osinbajo condoled with those who lost their loved ones in the violence and commiserates with the people, and government of State of Osun.
He praid that the Almighty God will comfort those who have become mourners in such tragic circumstances.
Osinbajo calls on all the different groups of people in “Ile-Ife to live in harmony, remain calm and keep the peace while police investigation is in progress, assuring that perpetrators of the acts of violence will be identified and brought to book according to law.”
While strongly condemning the killings and other acts of violence that have been perpetuated in the town, Osinbajo emphasises that, “resorting to acts of violence as a form of redress over grievances by any group of people anywhere in the country will not be tolerated or condoned by the Federal Government.”
“Such unlawful pursuit of redress and despicable expression of grievances shall be firmly punished in line with extant laws,” he warned.