Kwara Government impose curfew on Offa and Erin-Ile Communities

March 5, 2021
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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has imposed a curfew on Offa and Erin-Ile neighbouring communities over renewed hostilities.

Our reporters gathered that the reported hostilities between members of transport unions in the area, which started on Wednesday got escalated as one person is feared dead.

There was a report of gunshots and use of dangerous weapons during the crisis, while the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) office in the area was reportedly set ablaze by hoodlums.

It was also gathered that the crisis was between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) over a space of land earlier declared as unity land between the neighbouring towns of Offa and Erin-Ile.

Sources said the state government had disallowed transporters from using the land as a motor park over the previous crisis which reportedly resulted in communal clashes in the past.

A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said the curfew will be in force between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. until further notice.

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