Posted by Adekunle Jimoh | 2 July 2017 | 1,514 times
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Iloffa and Odo Owa communities in Oke-Ero local government area of Kwara State following outbreak of hostilities.
The communal clash, which occurred last Thursday, allegedly claimed four lives.
The bloody fracas was said to have been caused by a disagreement over who has the right to first sell yams harvested from the farm of the traditional rulers of the two communities.
The clash was the second in two years between the two communities.
The two communities, it was gathered, have a common market located to serve as border between them.
One of those reportedly killed was a young graduate who escorted his wife to the market.
“Several houses were also razed during the clash while many residents fled the area into neighbouring communities.
Ahmed imposed the curfew on both communities between 6pm and 6am immediately.
Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, in a statement barred all human and vehicular traffics in Iloffa and Odo-Owa during the curfew.
The government also ordered suspension of any activities related to the yam festival in Oke Ero Local Government Area.
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