By G9ija

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Erin-Osun and Ilobu  communities to 12 hours.

Indigenes of the communities situated in Irepodun Local Government clashed on February 6 and 7, resulting in loss of lives and property.

The reporters said that seven persons were feared killed, as there was uneasy calm in the communities on Monday.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, said as part of efforts to broker peace, Governor Oyetola on Monday held a peace meeting with the traditional rulers of the two towns, the Elerin of Erin-Osun, Oba Yusuff Omoloye Oyagbodun II and the Olobu of Ilobu, Oba Ashiru Olatoye Olaniyan II.

”At the meeting, which was also attended by the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Almoroof Adekunle Magbagbeola, the monarchs pledged to prevail on their subjects to eschew violence.

”Following the peace meeting between the governor and the traditional rulers, and with the return of peace to the towns, the governor has approved the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew declared on Sunday.

“Consequently, the curfew will now start from 6pm to 6am daily, and will subsist till further notice. Security operatives will therefore remain in the two councils to enforce the new curfew directive with a view to further maintaining law and order.”