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10 Houses Burnt, People Injured In Kwara Kingship Tussle

10 Houses Burnt, People Injured In Kwara Kingship Tussle

10 Houses Burnt, People Injured In Kwara Kingship Tussle

A violent demonstration erupted in Ganmo, Ifelodun local government area of Kwara state over an alleged plan of the state government to recognise and install a factional traditional ruler in the community.

There has been a dispute in the community over which ethnicity and local government the community belongs to, as one faction pledges affinity to Ilorin and the other to Igbomina in Ifelodun local government.

The crisis began when the Ilorin faction got wind of a plan to install and present a Staff of Office to the Igbomina traditional ruler.

About 10 houses have been burnt and damaged while several people sustained various degree of injuries during the two day demonstration which started on Sunday.

The scheduled installation has been suspended while police vans had been deployed to the area to maintain and restore peace.

Efforts to reach the police public relation officer for comments proved abortive.

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