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Tension In Ile-Ife, Modakeke As Two Reportedly Die

There was tension in Ile-Ife and Modakeke on Tuesday as two people were reportedly killed in the Alapata area of the two communities.

It was reliably gathered that the two deceased were living in Modakeke.

It was learnt youths from Modakeke discovered the corpses and alleged they were killed by Ile-Ife indigenes.

The discovery of the corpses sparked tension in the two communities.

A resident of Ile-Ife, who pleaded anonymity, said: “Following the discovery of the corpses of the two people that were killed, there was tension in Ile-Ife because Modakeke youths have been moving around angrily.”

Spokesperson of Modakeke Progressive Union, Venerable Debo Babalola, confirmed he heard about the incident to The Nation.

He however noted details of the incident were not yet known to him.

Spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said: “We don’t have details of the incident. We are working around the matter.”

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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