Ifon-Osun residents have allegedly been spreading lies about giving up their land, and the Ilobu Asake Development Union (IDU) has warned the Osun State Government and the police to be on the lookout.

In addition, it forbade actions that might lead to tension between the states of Osun and Oyo and undermine attempts to establish a sustainable peace in the local government districts of Irepodun and Orolu.

In a Thursday statement issued by the organization’s National Public Relations Officer, Tairu Babatunde, the union denied the accusation and criticized Ifon-Osun for calling the Olobu of Ilobu, Oba Ashiru Olatoye Olaniyan, a Baale.

In a statement issued by Jide Akinrotoye, the Ifon-Osun community expressed their concerns on the Ilobu village’s potential territorial loss.

However, according to the IDU, the residents of Ifon-Osun did not have enough proof or a legal foundation to support their claim.

They are completely and hilariously falsely claiming that His Royal Highness, Oba Ashiru Olatoye Olaniyan II (JP) is of Baale status.

A superficial and unsatisfactory grasp of the past poses a threat to the present, despite the fact that history is essential for comprehending the here and now.

Furthermore, it is not true that the Olobu were involved in selecting traditional leaders for border communities. The indigenous people of Ilobu, who were granted permission by Aresaadu of Iresaadu through Aranyin of Iranyin in Oyo State, are the historical originators of these villages, which include Idi-Iroko, Ologele, Bara Odunayo, and others.

The Ilobu people strongly reject the press statement’s allegations of a plot to hand over border settlements to Oyo State. According to it, the claim is baseless and intended to sow discord between the Osun State Government and the residents of Ilobu.

According to IDU, the residents of Ifon-Osun disregarded a peace accord that was inked on October 6, 2023.

Indigenous Ilobu people living in border settlements are having their lives and possessions threatened by their ongoing sponsorship of violence.

Finally, we beg the Osun State government and the police to look into the matter thoroughly and not let themselves be influenced by unfounded concerns.

The community emphasized the importance of preventing the spread of false information in order to maintain peace in the Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Council Areas of Osun State.

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