Not fewer than 10 people were reportedly killed in a clash at the Sabo area of Ile-Ife when the ancient city  was yesterday engulfed in a bloody clash between the indigenes of the  town and the Hausa community.


Though no tangible reason was given for the crisis but a source said, trouble started when an Hausa man living in the Sabo area of the town was allegedly accused of having an adulterous affair with the  wife of an Ife man who understandable lost control when he discovered what happened.

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The incident  said to have happened on Tuesday night degenerated into a bloody clash between the two communities yesterday leading to the killing and destruction of property from both sides.

Meantime, the Osun state government has declared a two day curfew in the entire Ile-Ife City in a bid to curtail the violence.


According to a statement from the Director of Bureau of Communication, Media and Strategy to governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr Semiu Okanlawon; “The curfew has been compelled by the breach of the peace in the area which led to avoidable destruction of lives and properties. ‘’The curfew, which will be between 6pm to 7am, will be in force till Friday.”

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