Osinbajo orders IGP to investigate Ife communal clash

Osinbajo orders IGP to investigate Ife communal clash
March 10 03:11 2017

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has condemned the recent communal clashes in Ile-Ife, Osun state where several lives were reportedly lost.

He therefore ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to promptly investigate and ensure the prosecution of the  culprits involved in the killings.

Prof. Osinbajo, in a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, condoled with those who lost their loved ones in the violence and commiserated with the people, and government of the state over the  incident.

While calling for calm in Ife, Osinbajo called on Nigerians to desist from resorting to self-help in settling scores or resolving disputes.

“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,” the statement read in part.