10 Feared Dead In Kwara Communal Clash

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No fewer than 10 people were feared dead and property worth millions of Naira reportedly destroyed following a renewed clash between members of Offa and Erin-Ile communities of Kwara State.

The clash, which reportedly commenced late on Monday, lasted till early Tuesday.

Sources revealed 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. This led to a heated argument which later degenerated into a communal clash.

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

He also 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 was informed about the clash.

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