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Repatriation Of Osun Indigenes From Lagos Shocking- Adeleke



Repatriation Of Osun Indigenes From Lagos, Shocking- Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has condemned the alleged repatriation of Osun indigenes from Lagos State, describing it as shocking.

Hundreds of youths were reportedly rounded up in Lagos and dropped off in various locations in Ilesa, Osun State, over the weekend.

According to eyewitnesses, several luxury buses were seen dropping off the youths at various points in Ilesa, including the Ilesa-Akure Express junction, Breweries, Ilesa-Ibodi-Iginla to Ife Express junction, Osun Ankara Express junction, Imelu Express junction, and Iperindo Express junction.

Reacting, Adeleke in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, expressed shock at the development, urging his Lagos State counterpart, Governor Babajide Sanwolu to look into the matter and put an end to it if the report is true.

“I spoke with my brother, Governor Sanwoolu on the matter. He too was surprised and he denied ever authorizing any such action.

“ Governor Sanwoolu has promised immediate investigation to unravel the facts of the situation. The Lagos team will update us as quickly as possible.

“I am subsequently directing our security agencies in Osun to mount surveillance in and around Ilesa to track the deported youths and their destinations.

“I will update our people on this development. I urge residents to be calm while the security agencies carry out surveillance”, Governor Adeleke was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, the incident has raised concerns about the treatment of citizens and the need for greater cooperation and understanding between states.