One killed, many sustained injuries as herdsmen clash in Kwara state


By Muhammed Saheed

In the communal clash that happened between the Fulani herdsmen and indigenes of Lata in the Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State, one person has been reportedly killed.

Injury of different degrees were sustained by the people of the community in the incident which occurred on Sunday.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident, said normalcy had been restored to the area.

Okasanmi said, “We learnt that some indigenes of Lata community in Patigi LGA accused Fulani herdsmen of riding motorcycles in a dangerous manner. The Fulani herdsmen were confronted, and an altercation ensued between the two parties. It was gathered that one of the Fulani men sustained a serious injury during the clash that followed. We also learnt that the Fulani herdsmen left the scene to mobilise and came back for reprisal on the indigenes of the area. While many of the Fulani herdsmen were reportedly injured in the crisis, one of the indigenes was reportedly killed, and many sustained injuries.

“When we got the information, the Commissioner of Police deployed some of our men in the area. Calm has been restored, and our men are still there to monitor the situation.”


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