Ile-Ife clash: Police says that 46 were killed, 96 injured and 38 arrested

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In a recent statement issued by the spokesman of the Nigerian Police, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, regarding the riot in Ile-Ife, Osun State, at least 46 people was killed and 96 others injured.

The police said that 38 suspects were also arrested in connection with the violence and 20 out of them will be prosecuted.

Four of these suspects were arrested in different states, two in Oyo State and another two in Lagos.

He added that the mayhem “resulted in the loss of innocent lives, destruction of properties worth millions of naira.”

He also condemned the reports stating that the police conducted an indiscriminate arrest of residents of Ile-Ife, saying that officers only apprehended suspects based on intelligence gatherings.

“That is why eighteen (18) suspects found not to be involved in the crisis were released unconditionally,” he said.

Here is the full list of suspects arrested as published by Premium Times;

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