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46 killed in Ile-Ife clash – Police

46 killed in Ile-Ife clash – Police
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The police on Monday said 46 people were killed in recent week clash in some parts of Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The police also paraded 20 suspects who were directly or indirectly involved in the killing and destruction of property during the fracas.

The Force, while displaying several gory pictures of some of the casualties in the clash, noted that knives and axes were used to kill some of the victims.

The Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, while briefing journalists on Monday, said at least 96 people were taken to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital for treatment.

“81 people were treated and discharged while 15 are still on admission and receiving treatment,” Moshood stated.

Those paraded by the police are – Eluwole Akeem, Eluwole Kuburat, Ayoola Abimbola, Bello Wahab, Prophet Taiwo Fakuwajo, Oba Ademola Ademiluyu, Elufisan Akintoye, Peter Omisope, Adefisan Isaac and Adelekan Kehinde.

Others are – Elufisan Akintoye, Omisanmi Isaac, Olarewaju Daniel, Seyi Akinyombo, Adejube Monday, Olarewaju Adebayo, Akanbi Adeyinka, Obimakinde Samuel, Alhaji Zakariyau Abdulyekini, Bamidele Elusanmi, Jimoh Sakiru, Clement Kehinde, and Clement Kehinde.

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Exhibits recovered from the suspects included knives and axes.

The Force spokesman added: ” The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, deployed Police Special Intervention Force, comprising five units of the Police Mobile Force, five Cells of Counter Terrorism Unit, Conventional Policemen, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Intelligence Response Team, Technical Intelligence Unit, SIB, detachment of EOD and Police K9 (Sniffer Dogs Section), with their Headquarters in Ile-Ife, led by the Commissioner of Police in charge of PMF, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“The operation covered the entire Ile-Ife and environs, and other flash/trouble spots in Osun State, and was successfully executed leading to the arrest, detention and investigation of 38 suspects out of which 20 suspects were found culpable for direct and indirect participation in the killing of innocent people, maiming and destruction of properties of the victims worth millions of naira. They will be prosecuted on completion of investigation,

“The remaining 18 suspects have been released unconditionally for lack of prima facie evidence against them.”

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