Residents panic over alleged influx of herdsmen in Osun community


By Henry Okonkwo

Fear has reportedly gripped residents of Ilesa, Osun State, over the alleged influx of Fulani herdsmen in the town.

It was said that some Fulani herders were dropped from trucks coming from the North on the streets of Ilesa ahead of the June 12 protest.

Reports have it that there were heavy gunshots across the town, a development that kept the residents awake and in fear.

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Some youth in the town were said to have started bonfires across all streets and major roads in readiness of an attack.

The Osun State Police Command spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola said, “Police have not confirmed their claim but we are on top of the situation. The residents acted on the report of the influx of Fulani herdsmen.”


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