Kwara - The Kwara Police Command on Monday in Ilorin confirmed the killing of two people over a kingship tussle in Ganmo, Ifedolun Local Government area of the state.
The spokesman of the police command, DSP Femi Fabode, confirmed the killings while speaking with newsmen on the crisis that rocked the town.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that two groups had been laying claim to the Oniganmo stool.
NAN gathered that the crisis began when a faction got wind of a plan to install and present a third class Staff of Office to a candidate by the state government.
The ensuing violence, which erupted on Sunday, led to the death of the two persons, burning of some buildings while scores of residents were injured.
Also speaking to newsmen, Issa Bawa, the state Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Development, appealed to residents of the community to put an end to the violence.
He said that government had not installed any occupant to the vacant stool of Onigamo of Ganmo.
The Commissioner also explained that the state government only upgraded the status of the throne to third class grade.
He said government was still awaiting the interpretation of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the tussle.