June 12: Ilesa residents panic over alleged influx of Fulani herdsmen

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The town of Ilesa, in Osun State was on Friday, thrown into panic over the alleged influx of Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Thursday.

Reports have it that, ahead of the June 12 protest, some Fulani herdsmen were dropped from trucks coming from the north on the streets of ilesa.

According to reliable sources who spoke to Dailypost, that there were heavy gunshots across the town last night, causing the residents to be awake and panicked.

In order to show their readiness for any eventuality, some youths of the town lighted up a bonfire across all streets and major roads.

However, SP Yemisi Opalola, the Osun State Police Command Spokesperson, while clarifying the situation said that the residents started a bonfire across the roads in the town because of a report of Fulani herdsmen which according to her is false alarm.

“Police have not confirmed their claim but we are on top of the situation. The residents acted on the report of the influx of Fulani herdsmen.”

Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige said police have gone round and they didn’t see anything like invasion but people were just apprehensive and on defensive mood.

“Our people should be calm if there is any observation or any strange movement noticed, they should quickly call the attention of security agencies for prompt action,” she said.

She assured the people of the state of safety saying the security agencies are on top of every situation.

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