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Four dead as herdsmen, farmers clash in Kwara

(Last Updated On: March 21, 2017)

By Tinuade Salami

 

No fewer than four persons have reportedly lost their lives in a clash

that erupted between the residents of Yakira community in the Baruten

Local Government Area of Kwara State and suspected herdsmen.

It was alleged that the community killed three herders 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.

It was gathered that when the farmer confronted the herdsmen in his

farm, they pounced on him, slaughtered him and dumped his body in

the farm.

Some angry youths in the area mobilized themselves and traced the

herders to the bush and reportedly killed three of them.

The Chairman of the Transitional Implementation Committee for the

council Alhaji Musa Buge,, who confirmed the killings to newsmen

yesterday, said efforts were ongoing to settle the fued between the

visitors and the host community.

Buge said arrangement was ongoing to have a security meeting of the

council to work out a way to forestall future occurrence.

Spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, who also

confirmed the killings, said he was not sure of the number of casualty at

the moment.

He also said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olusola Amore, had

ordered an investigation with a view to bringing those behind the

incident to book.

SOURCE: Daily Post