Two persons were reportedly killed and several others seriously injured in a bloody clash between Fulanis and Nupe youths of Pada village in the Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State.
bioreports reports that the clash occurred at about 9p.m on Monday following an attack on a Fulani settlement in the village.
Chairman of the Gaa Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN) in the state, Ali Mohammed Jonwuro, identified the deceased as Sanda Watanko, while one of the injured persons was hospitalized.
The cause of the clash remained sketchy at the time of this report, but sources told our correspondent that a rice farm was invaded by some cows which angered the owners and resulted in the bloody clash.
One of the Nupe youths was also killed in the clash while a police vehicle was vandalized, according to the source.
The spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the development in a response to a text message sent to him on Tuesday by bioreports correspondent in Ilorin, the state capital.
He said “There was actually a clash between the youths of Pada and Fulani settlement in Edu as you said.
“The command is investigating the crisis, presently, calm has returned, no report of death received, please,” he added in the text message.