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Two shot as Osun communities clash over boundary

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Two people, Azeez Adamu and Abdullahi Tairu, were reportedly shot following a clash between Ilobu and Erin Osun communities of Osun State over a boundary dispute.

The disagreement between the communities was said to have been triggered by a demarcation exercise by officials of the Nigeria Population Commission (NPC) ahead of the population and housing census.

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It was gathered that part of an area called Ayedaade was allegedly ceded to Ilobu by the NPC in their demarcation, the development did not go down well with the Erin Osun community.

The two victims, said to have been shot in the legs, according to sources in the area, were rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.

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The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that two people were shot during the clash.

She said,

“The disagreement was because Erin Osun people claimed that part of their town at Ayedaade was ceded to Ilobu during the Enumeration Area Demarcation.

“When police moved to the area, we met groups of people carrying weapons and shooting at one another. Adamu Azeez and Abdullahi Tairu, both from Ilobu, were shot in the legs. They were rushed to hospital for treatment. Police have moved to the area to ensure peace.”

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