By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
Following the destruction of public property and attack on journalists by some irate youths in Ilesa, Osun State, the State Government has ordered the immediate closure of three higher institutions of learning in the state.
The State Governor, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola gave the order on Monday night.
According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Adeniyi Adesina, the institutions included: College of Education, Ilesa, College of Health Technology, Ilesa and Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke.
The Governor however described the disturbance of the peace in Ilesa as uncalled for and condemned it.
He then warned that the government would not hesitate to take further drastic action, should the need arise, in order to protect lives and properties.
Oyetola also frowned at the physical attack on journalists on legitimate assignment whose equipment were also destroyed by the protesters.
He assured citizens of the state that the government is on top of the security situation in Ilesa.