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Sunday, 17 March 2019

3 Days After Ijesaland Has Been in Total Blackout, Youths Take to the Streets




The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has shut down electricity supply to Ilesa city and its environs following the fracas that broke out between the company and some irate youths from llesa East local government on Thursday 14th of March, 2018.

The regional public relations officer of company in Osun State, Miss Kikelomo Owoeye had boasted in a press interview that the area would remain disconnected from the national grid until the perpetrators of the attack on the staff of the company were fished out. The problem started when the youths in Olomilagbala and Bolorunduro area of Ilesa East Local Government protested to the Ilesa business office of the IBEDC over crazy billl and irregular supply of electricity to the areas for more than six months .

This Sunday morning when Christian Sunday Services were on, many Ijesa youth took to the streets to revolt after surviving 3 days of total blackout resulting in a complete shutdown of business activities. They want IBEDC to rescind her decision to keep Ijesaland in total darkness and urge the security operatives to assist the company to fish out those who allegedly attacked her staff for non performance and extortion as well as over billing in Ilesa East.

As at the time of writing this report, men of the Nigeria Police Force are keeping watch on offices of IBEDC in Ilesa and movement of persons and vehicles are restricted in some areas of the city.

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