To allow peace and order to reign, the two warring communities of Ifon and Ilobu have signed a peace agreement with the Osun state government to stop fighting immediately.
The 24-hour curfew imposed by the government will continue, even though the peace agreement is a positive step towards lasting peace.
For the past few days, the communities of Ifon and Ilobu have been involved in a conflict that resulted in the destruction of lives and properties. As a result, the Osun state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, imposed a 24-hour curfew in both communities.
The Peace Agreement
On Friday night, a meeting was held between the government and the leaders of Ifon and Ilobu communities. During this meeting, the following agreements were reached:
1. Ifon and Ilobu communities have agreed to stop fighting and signed a Peace Agreement.
2. Despite the peace agreement, the 24-hour curfew will continue until further notice.
3. The peace agreement was reached after discussions between the government and the leaders of the two communities.
4. The government delegation was led by the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, along with other top government officials.
5. Representatives from each community signed the peace agreement on behalf of their communities.
6. Governor Ademola Adeleke commended the communities for choosing peace over war.
7. The 24-hour curfew will remain in place until peace, law, and order are fully restored.
8. Anyone who goes against the peace agreement will be prosecuted.
9. Strict restrictions on movement in the affected areas will continue until directed otherwise by the Governor.
10. Joint security forces will continue to monitor the communities to ensure lasting peace.
11. The government is committed to protecting the lives and properties of the people.
12. The government appreciates the leadership of Ifon, Ilobu, and Olokanla communities for signing the peace agreement.
13. The government extends condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives during the recent crisis.