The government of the state of Osun as denied that any fresh crisis started in Ile Ife on Friday.
Several news outlets had Friday evening claimed 9 people were injured in a skirmish that broke out in ancient town of Ile-Ife.
Speaking to newsmen yesterday evening in Osogbo, Mr. Tope Adejumo, Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s Senior Special Assistant on Security, stated that there is no fresh crisis in Ile Ife as everyone is going about their normal businesses.
He warmed those publishing false news in the hope of wiping up ethnic sentiment to desist forthwith.
Mr. Adejumo however noted that some youth in the Asipa and Ipetumodu area of Ife North Local Government had earlier Friday afternoon engaged each other in a free fall over some boundary dispute. He noted that it was not an inter-ethnic clash and neither was it crisis, the Security aide describe it as a case of ‘breach of public peace’ and the dispute is being.
He noted that normalcy has since returned to both towns and law enforcement agencies deployed to the area to maintain peace and other.