Kwara Govt warns aggrieved parties against retaliation

Ilorin, March 27, 2017 ( TNE) :The Kwara Government on Monday warned  aggrieved parties in last week’s  clash between herdsmen and farmers in the state against reprisals.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold,  issued the warning in a statement in Ilorin.
He said government condemned the incident and vowed  to fish out and prosecute those  involved, to serve as a deterrent.
No fewer than four  persons  died  in the clash between some people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen and members of  Yashikira community in Baruten Local Government  Area  of the state.
Members of the community allegedly killed  three herdsmen in retaliation for the death of a man whose corpse was found on his farmland.
Gold, however,  said  government was determined to support the  security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators of the killings.
“The state government remains committed to protecting lives and property in line with the rule of law.
“Government will not hesitate to prosecute anyone or group found to have instigated or taken part in any act of violence,”  he said.
He also  called on all citizens and residents of the state to remain calm and go about their lawful activities.  (TNE)
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