The authorities of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin in Ondo state have dismissed rumours of a planned attack by bandits on its community.

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Rumours had circulated on social media that some bandits have concluded arrangements to attack the residents of Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore LGA.

It was also said that the traditional ruler of the community was aware of the rumours and had informed the people through his town crier.

However, Omololu Adegbenro, the registrar of the institution, in a statement, said the police have clarified that “no threat was issued” by bandits on any community within the state.

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“The attention of the University Management has been drawn to the information being circulated on the social media that bandits/Fulani herdsmen have allegedly threatened to attack Ilara-Mokin,” the statement read.

“The originators of the information claimed that the purported letter was submitted to Adaba FM, Ilara-Mokin.

“They also claimed that His Royal Majesty, the Alara of Ilara-Mokin, Oba Aderemi Adefehinti was fully aware of the letter.

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“Adding that the royal father had disseminated the information to members of the community through his town crier.

“Management, it is important to clarify that no threat was issued by bandits/Fulani Herdsmen to attack the community.

“This information has been strongly refuted by the management of Adaba FM, which has continued to inform members of the public through its news bulletins that no letter of threat was dispatched to the station.

“Also, the Alara of Ilara-Mokin has clarified that no threat was issued to the community.

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“The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has also clarified that no threat was issued by bandits/Fulani herdsmen to attack any community in the State.”



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