The Osun State Police Command has said the rumor about herdsmen attack in Ilesha or the School of Health Technology, is false.
The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, told reporters in Osogbo, the state capital, that no resident or student was kidnapped on Friday as speculated.
The CP explained that people around the institution panicked when they were misinformed about an impending invasion.
Olokode said the shooting in the air by hunters and vigilantes heightened the tension and panic.
The police chief confirmed that no attack or abduction was recorded, and assured of safety of lives and property.
He advised residents to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses without fear.