Osinbajo Condemns Communal Violence In Ife, Orders IGP To Investigate Crisis

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has ordered the Inspector-General
of Police Ibrahim Idris to promptly investigate and ensure the
prosecution of the  culprits in the recent communal clashes in Ile-Ife,
where several lives were reportedly lost.

Prof. Osinbajo
condoles with those who lost their loved ones in the violence and
commiserates with the people, and government of the State of Osun over
the unfortunate incident. He prays that the Almighty God will comfort
those who have become mourners in such tragic circumstances.

The
Acting President also calls on all the different groups of people in
Ile-Ife to live in harmony, remain calm and keep the peace while police
investigation is in progress, assuring that perpetrators of the acts of
violence will be identified and brought to book according to law.

While
strongly condemning the killings and other acts of violence that have
been perpetuated in the town, Acting President Osinbajo emphasises that
resorting to acts of violence as a form of redress over grievances by
any group of people anywhere in the country will not be tolerated or
condoned by the Federal Government. Such unlawful pursuit of redress and
despicable expression of grievances shall be firmly punished in line
with extant laws.