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4 Persons Dead in Kwara Communal Clash

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At least four persons reportedly lost their lives on Sunday in a renewed communal clash involving Share and a neighboring town, Tsaragi, in Kwara State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Share, headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area, and Tsaragi in Edu Local Government Area have been involved in bloody land disputes for decades.

Meanwhile, the State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the two communities.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, said the curfew was with immediate effect.
The statement said a detachment of Nigerian Army has been drafted to reinforce security being provided by the Police and other para-military agencies in the area.

The statement said: “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.”

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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