Breaking: DPO, 3 policemen shot, houses razed as communities clash in Osun


Four policemen including a Divisional Police Officer have been shot during the communal clash in Osun state.

The clash which is between Ilobu, headquarters of Irepodun council and Ifon, headquarters of Orolu local government area of Osun State.

Some residents of the area were also reportedly killed as policemen were ambushed by some hoodlums who alleged that they are siding a community against the other. 

Confirming the development, the Police Public Relation Officer, Osun State Command, Yemisi Opalola, disclosed that four policemen were shot and patrol van was burnt. 

“The Divisional police officer of Ilobu was among those who were shot, he was shot on his hand but thanks to God, they are all responding to treatment. They ambushed policemen when our men attempted to broker peace in the area,” the statement said.

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