Osun Warring Communities Deserted 15 Days After Communal Clash


15 days after a bloody communal clash between Oba Ile and Oba Oke communities in Olorunda local government area of Osun State which saw the palace of the Oloba of Oba Oke, Oba Adams Iyiola, burnt by irate youths allegedly from Oba Ile, the two communities have been deserted for fear of being arrested or reprisal attack.

Social and economic activities in the two communities are yet to be restored after the mayhem in which two people were feared dead.

Oba Oke was said to have suffered more losses as its monarch’s palace and many buildings including places of worship were razed or badly damaged.

When our correspondent visited the area, yesterday, the two communities were a ghost of themselves with stern looking security agents all over the place.

The two neighbours became enemies after youths from Oba Ile celebrating their annual Oro festival allegedly invaded Oba Oke and unleashed terror.

Speaking with out correspondent during his visit, Oba Iyiola, at a place where he was taking refuge, said what he lost during the crisis was in excess of 30 million naira. [Vanguard]


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