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Two feared dead as OPC factions clash in Osun

Two persons died on Thursday in Ikire, headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, when members of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Odua Peoples Congress Initiative (OPCI) clashed.

The rival groups started their supremacy fight on Saturday, which led to some members sustaining injuries.

It was learnt the groups engaged in gun battles, creating tension in the town.

The unrest in the town paralysed business activities as streets were deserted, while many businesses were also shut by their operators.

A large number of riot policemen were also stationed at flashpoints in the town.

Coordinator of OPC Osun State, Prince Deji Aladeshawe, confirmed the incident.

He said: “The incident is true, one Olayode was killed on our side while one Wasiu was killed at the side of OPCI.”

Special Adviser to Osun Governor on Security, Mrs. Abiodun Ige, said the State Government has intervened in the matter with the help of police.

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