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4 die in Kwara farmers, herdsmen clash

By Demola Akinyemi

ILORIN—FOUR persons have been feared killed in a clash between the residents of Yakira community in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State and herdsmen.

It was alleged that the community killed three herdsmen in retaliation to the killing of an indigene.

The man, whose corpse was found in his farm, had earlier reportedly complained of incessant grazing of cattle on his farm.

Contacted, Alhaji Musa Buge, the Chairman of the Transitional Implementation Committee for the council, yesterday, confirmed the killings.

He, however, noted that normalcy had been restored to the area. Buge said arrangement was ongoing to have a security meeting of the council to work out a way to forestall future re-occurrence.

Spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the killings, but said he was not sure of the number.

He also said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olusola Amore, had ordered an investigation with a view to bringing the culprits to book.

 

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