June 12: Osogbo businesses shut over fear of violence

In anticipation of a breakdown of law and order during the proposed June 12 protest, businesses and shops within Osogbo, the Osun State capital, were shut.

DAILY POST observed that many shops around some areas in the capital city were under lock and key including the popular Osun Mall located in the Fakunle Area.

It was also observed that the major roads were deserted while there was no interstate travel.

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Intrastate travel was however ongoing as buses plying Ife and Ikire were observed in road side motor parks.

Security agencies in patrol vans were also observed in convoys patrolling some of the major streets of the town.

A driver plying the Ife route told DAILY POST that the protest was only visible in Osogbo and did not extend to other parts of the state.


He explained that though passenger turnout was low because of the warning by the security agencies, some vehicles have departed the park to other destinations within the state.

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Generally, the atmosphere in the state capital has been peaceful as there has not been any reported incident of breakdown of law and order.

As at the time of filing this report, life is gradually returning to Osogbo as most residents have started to come out for their daily business in some areas.

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