Nigeria, Osun State: Police confirm 46 people dead and 96 injured in the recent unrest in Ile-Ife

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The recent unrest in Ile-Ife, Osun State, left at least 46 people dead and 96 injured, the police said on Monday. The police spokesperson, JimohMoshood, said 20 of 38 suspects initially arrested for their roles in the mayhem, which broke out on March 8, will be prosecuted. Two of the suspects were arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, and another two in Lagos, the police said. Eighty-one of the injured have since been discharged from the hospital, while 15 were still receiving treatment as at Mondayafternoon, the police said. Reports from the town on Monday morning said normal activities have returned, after the violence largely between Yoruba and Hausa residents. Notwithstanding, Mr. Moshood said the police will keep a special intervention team on the ground across Osun State, urging the residents to give maximum support to law enforcement authorities.

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