Police in Osun have debunked social media claims of unrest in Ile-Ife/Modakeke communities in Osun State.

Videos circulating on social media showed residents of the two communities running for safety in the early hours of Sunday.

It was gathered that a woman, identified as Titilayo Gbadegesin, and her son Reuben, were killed around Alapata Area three weeks ago.
They were Modakeke residents.

Following their death, youth in the community alleged that the deceased were killed by people in Ile-Ife community.

The ugly incident reportedly triggered unrest in the two communities.

The police in the two communities later intervened, to prevent reprisal attacks.

It was also gathered that leaders of the two communities were invited for a meeting to douse tension as police launched an investigation into the killings.

Social media went buzzing on Sunday evening over the claim of an alleged reprisal attack.

Yemisi Opalola, the police spokesperson in the state, on Monday, however refuted reports of the attack.

“There was an erroneous belief that some people came to attack people from Famia axis. The news was fake and a blatant lie,” she said.

“The true situation as gathered is that; the local vigilantes guiding the area against thieves and hoodlums were on their routine show of force like any other places, to alert the people of community of their presence and assure them of safety.

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