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
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
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