Normalcy has returned to troubled Okanala area of Irepodun Local Government, Osun state where 28-year-old Ibrahim Kudus was killed by gunmen on Sunday.

The victim, Ibrahim Kudus was killed by gunmen who attacked a house he was staying in, shot him to death and threw his body into a car and set it ablaze.

SP Yemisi Opalola, Spokesperson of the command said on Monday in Osogbo that some suspects had been arrested.

“We have made arrests concerning the incident and the CP, Kehinde Longe, has deployed officers to the area to maintain law and order.

“Presently, Police officers are on the ground in the area and normalcy has returned, and people are going about their lawful businesses,” she said.

The uncle of the victim, Prince Jimoh Kadri had earlier told journalists that he was the initial target of gunmen.

He said, “I had gone out when my wife later called to inform me that some people numbering about 20 wearing hoods, came to the house with guns.

“I was told they met one of my younger brothers at home and killed him while they also burnt the house; they later dragged my brother’s body into a car and equally burnt him with the car.”

The incident might be a spill of the crisis over land between the Ifon and Ilobu communities in Orolu and Irepodun Local Government Areas.

Meanwhile, Osun state Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has imposed a curfew on two communities Ilobu and Ifon Communities over a communal clash on land dispute.

The notice of curfew conveyed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Hon Kolapo Alimi is to enforce law and order in the area.

Governor Ademola Adeleke also directed that the curfew begins immediately in the two local governments affected Orolu and Irepodun local governments.

The curfew will start between the hours of 8 pm every night to 6 am.

The statement said “human and vehicular movement is hereby restricted during the curfew till further notice.

“This is to forestall attempts of destruction of lives and properties during this period, because of the land dispute.

“The government warned that anyone caught wandering or moving around in Irepodun and Orolu local governments during the curfew period will be arrested and prosecuted appropriately.

“Governor Ademola Adeleke sued for peace between these two local governments and asked that the ethos of Peace, Love and Unity which the state is known for, be imbibed”.

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