Four killed in Kwara communal clash; Govt. imposes 24-hour curfew

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara

The Kwara State government imposed a 24-hour curfew on two communities Sunday after at least four persons were killed in renewed clashes.

The communities involved are Share and a neighbouring town, Tsaragi.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Share, which is the capital of Ifelodun, and Tsaragi in Edu, local government areas, have been involved in bloody land disputes for decades.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Isiaka Gold, said the curfew was with immediate effect.

The statement said a detachment of the Nigerian Army had been drafted to reinforce security already provided by the police and other para-military agencies in the area.

“The Kwara State Government warns that anyone found with illegal arms and ammunition or disrupting peace and public order in both communities will be dealt with in line with the laws of the land.

“The Kwara State Government, therefore, assures of its preparedness to deploy all lawful measures to ensure the welfare and security of all citizens,” said the statement.

The statement appealed to other communities in the state to continue to live in peace with their neighbours.

It warned that the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on anyone or group found fomenting trouble in any part of the state, no matter how highly placed.


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