A non-aligned group, Ifeland Peace and Development Movement, has condemned the tragic deaths of farmers by suspected criminals posing as advocates for the community in the Ifeland villages and Wanisani villages of Ile-Ife, Osun State.

According to a statement on Wednesday, the group urged the law enforcement agencies to locate the offenders and prosecute them  in order to address the issue of recurrent criminality in the community.

It noted that the Ife Development Board and Modakeke Progressive Union should persist in denouncing criminal activities and promote harmony.

The group said, “The Ifeland Peace and Development Movement, a voluntary non-aligned group of professionals, businessmen, and women who are indigenes of Ile-Ife and Modakeke, has condemned the recent killing of farmers last week in Ifeland villages around Toro, Aba Panu, and Wanisani villages by criminals pretending to be representing community interests.

“IPDM totally condemned these acts of criminality and called on law enforcement agencies to flesh out the criminals and bring them to book.”