Sunday 17 September 2023

Ifon-Ilobu Land Dispute: Unknown Gunmen Shot Farmer Dead

A communal crisis is looming between Ilobu and Ifon-Orolu of Osun State after unknown gunmen killed a farmer named Sodiq on a disputed land yesterday.

According to The Nation report, the Ilobu in the Irepodun local government area and Ifon of Orolu local government area of Osun state have been at loggerheads with each other over some portion of land. Meanwhile, the Ilobu community had raised alarm about two weeks ago alleging that Ifon-Orolu is planning to cause mayhem in some parts of the disputed land in the Opapa area.

In the recent development, a farmer simply identified as Sodiq who has his farm on the disputed land was shot dead by unknown gunmen yesterday.

The Ilobu community through the Public Relations officer is Ilobu-Asake Development Union, Tairu Babatunde disclosed that one Sodiq of Aganna’s compound, Ilobu was killed on his farm around the Opapa area of the community.

He alleged that “Eesa of Ifon-Osun, Babatunde Oyetunji, and a Prince of Ifon-Osun, Jide Akinyooye have finally carried out their threats by killing an indigene of Ilobu identified as Sodiq of Aganna’s. A team of police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ilobu have removed the corpse. We urge security to arrest the duo.”

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