Osun State Police Command has reacted to the alleged rumour of a renew clash between Modakeke and Ife.
Rumour was rife on social media in the early hours of Monday that there was an attack at Famia area of Modakeke. This send panic to residents of the town and the Ife.
However, the police in a statement by Yemisi Opalola, spokesperson of the command, dismiss the alleged attack, stating that the gunshots heard in the midnight were by the security guards in the area, who did so to show some force and scare away prospective attackers.
“The police want to categorically state that, it was an erroneous believe that some people came to attack people from Famia axis. The news was fake and a blatant lie!
The true situation as gathered is that; the local vigilantes guiding the area against thieves & hoodlums were on their routine SHOW OF FORCE like any other places, to alert the people of community of their presence & assure them of safety.
But because of what happened recently, people became apprehensive, thinking they were under attack.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale OLOKODE, psc wishes to assure the good people of Osun of his unrelenting commitment to ensure adequate security of the state, which he is overseeing without any fear of attack or molestation.
He therefore appeals to everyone to timely report any strange movement around them or anyone suspected to be of questionable character.
He urged everyone to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of insecurity.