Armed Men Chase Monarch Out of His Palace in Ondo

The traditional ruler of Atijere community in the Ilaje area of Ondo State, Oba Samuel Edema, has been chased out of his palace by some armed men from the neighboring community of Makun-Omi in Ogun State following a communal clash between the two communities.

Atijere in Ondo State and Makun-Omi in Ogun State share boundary, but the two communities had been laying claims to the ownership of a piece of land.

The ownership of the land has been causing incessant crisis between the two communities.

The National Boundary Commission was said to have intervened in the crisis before a fresh crisis erupted on Tuesday between the two communities, leading to many residents deserting their homes while some were injured.

The traditional ruler said he escaped being killed by the armed men who he alleged were sponsored by a local government chairman in Ogun State. He explained that he was guided out of the town by some of his subjects through the waterways.

He called on the state police command and the state government to come to their aid.

The traditional ruler said, “As I am talking to you now, I am hiding in one of the communities in the coastal area, while our people have been displaced. We are calling on the government and security operatives to come to our aid before it is too late

“We invited the officials of the boundary commission and they fixed a meeting between the two communities where it was resolved that the commission will meet with us on Monday November 28, 2016.

“But because of the Ondo State governorship election, we called for the postponement of the meeting.”

Ondo Police PRO, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident. Men have been deployed to restore peace.


  1. Olu, are you there?
    The police should up their game to apprehend the culprits.

  2. Security personnels should be deployed to the area to ensure peace and order before it degenerates to a blood bath.

  3. land matter again...too bad

  4. I hope they didn't declare no INEC money no work... lol.

  5. Why why..... Same Yoruba fighting over worldly things

  6. I wonder where they got the gun from.

  7. Land dispute is always a terrible mini war when it involves two or more communities, hope they can resolve this issue amicably before many life will be lost.

  8. Let the government take over the land then so peace can reign since they can't settle it amicably

  9. The state government should call the two communities and settle their dispute.


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