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10 Feared Dead As Two Kwara Communities Clash

10 Feared Dead As Two Kwara Communities Clash

About 10 people were feared dead and property worth millions of naira reportedly destroyed on Monday, following a renewed clash between members of Offa and Erin-Ile communities of Offa and Oyun local government areas of Kwara State, respectively.

The clash, which was said to have commenced late on Monday reportedly lasted till early Tuesday.

A source, who pleaded anonymity, told journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday that though the communities had been having recurring clashes, the recent one was said to have been caused on Monday evening, when an indigene of Erin-Ile came to Offa to buy tiles. The vehicle he used in transporting the tiles to his destination was said to have collided with another vehicle belonging to an indigene of Offa.

A heated augment subsequently ensued between the people, which later degenerated into some members of both communities started fighting themselves.

But the Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, Olufemi Fabode, said there was no casualty from the clash.

He, however confirmed that the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chinwike Asadu, ordered the deployment of armed riot policemen to patrol the troubled areas immediately he got information of the clash.

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