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  • Updated: October 07, 2023

Communal Clash: Ooni, Oyetola Appeal For Peace

Communal Clash: Ooni, Oyetola Appeal For Peace

Ooni Ife, Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the immediate past governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola have appealed to the people of Ilobu and Ifon communities involved in bloody clashes to eschew violence.

Oba Ogunwusi spoke to journalists in his palace in Ile-Ife, while Oyetola, who currently is the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, sued for peace in a statement by his spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan.

The duo made the appeal separately on Friday. 

Oba Ogunwusi called for end to the killings and destruction of property.

“Ifon and Ilobu people, I am appealing to you in the name of God from the throne of Oduduwa. We are all the same, one race.

“Please, let us stop the killings and destruction of property. The youths of these communities, I beg you with this throne; we came from this throne, so we are all the same.

"I use this throne to beg you, please, don’t let it escalate further, be your brothers’ keeper. God bless you.

"Why are we killing ourselves and destroying each other’s property? Let us stop the killings.”

In his statement, Oyetola who described peace as sine qua non to human existence said it was always good to embrace dialogue than to resort to violence.

“With my sojourn in life, I have come to realise that nothing good can come from communal clash and as such, every being must do everything humanly possible to forestall fight of any nature.

"It is quite unfortunate and shocking to receive the news of clashes between two of our notable towns (Ilobu and Ifon-Osun) in the state,” the statement partly read

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