No problem in Ife, Modakeke — Police

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Osun State Police Command has debunked claims of unrest in Ile-Ife/Modakeke communities in Osun State.

Videos circulating on social media showed residents of the two communities running for safety in the early hours of Sunday.

It was gathered that a woman identified as Titilayo Gbadegesin and her son Reuben, who were Modakeke residents, were killed around Alapata Area three weeks ago.

Following their death, youth in the community alleged that the deceased were killed by people in Ile-Ife community.

The ugly incident then triggered unrest in the two communities, forcing the police to intervene.

Police spokesperson Yemisi Opalola said on Monday that reports of the attacks are false.

“There was an erroneous belief that some people came to attack people from Famia axis. The news was fake and a blatant lie,” she told Premium Times.

“The true situation as gathered is that the local vigilantes guiding the area against thieves and hoodlums were on their routine show of force like any other places to alert the people of community of their presence and assure them of safety.

“But because of what happened recently, people became apprehensive, thinking they were under attack.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, wish(es) to assure the good people of Osun of his unrelenting commitment to ensure adequate security of the state, which he is overseeing without any fear of attack or molestation.”