Abuja - The Kwara State Government has
allayed fears of a recurrence of communal clashes in Ifelodun local government
area and other parts of the state.
Government thus urged residents, including corps members
to go about their normal activities.
It added that peace had returned to the two communities
initially affected by the local clashes few weeks ago.
“Please ignore rumours of an on-going communal clash in
Ifelodun LG Area of Kwara State,” read an official statement.
Government said following its intervention, peace had
returned to the two communities initially affected by the localised clashes
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“Corps members posted communities in Ifelodun LG and all
parts of Kwara State are therefore assured of their safety and are advised to
report to places of primary assignment. Kwara State as a whole remains peaceful
and calm,” the statement read.
The state government also assured it would continue to
ensure the safety of lives and property of the people of the state.
Recently, the state government imposed a 24-hour curfew
on Share-Tsaragi communities following a communal clash between the two
communities, which resulted in the burning of houses and injury to several
The curfew was relaxed to allow movement between 09h00
and 15h00 in the two communities following gradual return of normalcy in the
The state government has also warned that any
individual or group found disrupting public peace and order would be prosecuted
in accordance with the laws.
- CAJ News