Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Irepodun and Orolu Local Government areas of the State following the communal clash that broke out between Erin-Osun and Ilobu towns.
The governor through his Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan said the review became necessary following the peace meeting held between the Governor and monarchs of the affected towns and another meeting between the monarchs and the State Commissioner for Police, wherein the traditional rulers agreed to a peace accord.
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He said the 24-hour curfew was reviewed to be from 6 pm to 6 am daily until further notice.
The Governor enjoined residents and citizens to always channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities and resist the temptation of taking law into their own hands.
He said the security operatives would remain in the affected towns to enforce the new curfew directive with a view to further maintaining law and order.
“As we all know, the curfew was never declared to inflict hardship on our people in the first instance, but to protect them and return normalcy to the affected communities”, he said.