Scores Injured In Osun Communal Clash

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Ede and Ido-Osun communities of Osun State are embroiled in a clash over a disputed land boundary.

Youths of Ede were said to have invaded Ido-Osun very early on Saturday, wielding cutlasses and other dangerous weapons. They were said to have inflicted varying degrees of injuries on residents of the community.

Braced for a reprisal, Ido-Osun youths blocked the road leading to Ede, at the point regarded as boundary.

A clash ensued at the road block with youths armed with dangerous weapons having a free for all.

Many injuries were recorded with nearby hospitals coming to the rescue of the injured.

Sources close to the warring youths on both sides say the youths are set for a showdown later tonight.

Timi of Ede, Oba Adesola Lawal has appealed to the youths of his town to sheath their swords and embrace peace.

Similarly, Oludo of Ido-Osun Oba Aderemi Adedapo has also appealed to youths of both communities to allow peace to reign as the communities are now intertwined, especially through inter-marriage, and it would be hard to separate one from the other.

The monarchs have also called on the state government to wade into the matter and foster peace between the communities.

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