Two persons have been reportedly killed at a mining site in Aruwa village in Atakunmosa Local Government Area of Osun State.
Odunews.com learnt that the two persons that were killed are labourers who are of Yoruba and Hausa descent respectively.
An eye witness, who preferred anonymity, said: “The death of that Yoruba labourer is what is presently creating tension amongst Northerners living in Sabo area of Ile-Ife because of their experience in 2017.
“Since many of those Northern labourers reside at Sabo, there is an apprehension that the Yoruba might want to revenge the death of their kinsman the way it happened then, which made those northerners to come out with weapons to defend themselves and their property.”
However, sporadic gunshots were heard in the area, leading to tension, which made many business owners to hurriedly close for business within the axis.
A resident, however, confirmed to odunews.com that the gunshots were released into the air by the security operatives deployed to the area.
The Police spokesperson for Osun command, SP Folasade Odoro disclosed that “Commissioner of Police has deployed men to the area. The situation is under control. No panic please.”