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Tension In Osun Community Over Alleged Entry Of Persons From Kano

There is palpable tension is Ifon-Osun, Orolu local government area of Osun State over an alleged arrival of some persons from Kano.

It was gathered that the persons arrived Saago on Saturday, April 25th in a white Toyota bus.

According to the National Publicity Secretary of Ifon-Orolu Progressive Union, Prince Jide Akinyooye said the influx of the people has heightened tension in the community.

He said when the Babakekere of Ifon, Prince Oladepo Akintola summoned the Head of Housa community in the town, Alhaji Sulaimon to explained what transpired, he was reported to have said that the people have gone shortly after they arrived.

Akinyooye said, "What happened is that we were told that some persons about 30 entered Ifon from Kano and considering the latest happening in Kano, we can't afford to stand akimbo.

"The Chief at the Olufon of Ifon palace, led by the Babakekere called the Sarki Hausa to come and explained what happened. But he (Sarki) denied arrival of people into the community.

"He however said those that came have gone shortly after they came.

Akinyooye said the explanation was not acceptable to the citizens of the community and wants the government to investigate the matter thoroughly to avoid sleeping on a gunpowder.

When contacted by our Insight Media, Sulaimon, admitted that some people, mostly northerners but driven by a Yoruba driver enter their Saago (Hausa community) on Saturday, but he sent them back.

He said, "it's true that some people came in 18-seater bus on Saturday. But immediately they came, I approached them to ask who they were looking for. They told me that they wanted to relax and go away but we insisted that they should leave and they left."

When asked where they headed to, Sulaimon said "they headed towards Osogbo."

It would be recalled that Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Sunday has warned residents of the State not to receive any visitor during this period.

He said the reported 12 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus were those who recently entered the state through its land borders.

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