Suspected herdsmen kill five in Kwara

Posted by News Express | 4 August 2016 | 1,782 times

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Suspected gunmen believed to be herdsmen have killed five farmers at Share, the headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Confirming the attack, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the dead, who are from Tsaragi, were killed by suspected herdsmen while working on a farm at Share.

He dismissed any link of Share people in the attack, adding that the two communities have been living together in peace with the constant presence of security personnel.

He confirmed that five suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing and assured that the police will soon get to the root of the matter.

Mr Okasanmi further noted that the state government has declared a curfew in the two communities to guard against the breakdown of law and order.

Share which shares boundary with Tsaragi has been embroiled with one another over land disputes for years and have witnessed four clashes that resulted in wanton destruction of lives and property on both sides in recent times. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows herdsmen.

Source: News Express

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