No fewer than two people reportedly died while
property worth millions of naira were destroyed
following a clash between Fulani traders and Yoruba
natives of Oro-Ago in Ifelodun Local Government Area
of Kwara State.
Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday that some
irate youths allegedly razed at least five vehicles and
10 motorcycles said to be owned by some Fulani
people in the ensuing pandemonium.
A source, who pleaded anonymity for fear of attack,
told journalists in Ilorin that the mayhem was allegedly
caused by Fulani-Bororo settlers who, allegedly
flouted a rule in the area that the settlers should never
bring arms, ammunition and fighting sticks from their
settlements to market on Oro Ago market days.
He stated that some armed Fulani traders came to the
market on Monday.
He added that the vigilance team and hunters in the
area accosted them, seized the weapons from them
and later kept them at a place in Oro Ago town.
The source said the leader of the Fulani people in the
area, popularly called Serikin Fulani, surprisingly
stormed the place where the ammunition were kept
with his people, carted away the weapons seized by
the vigilance team and handed them back to the
The source said the hunters and vigilance team
attempted to retrieve the re-captured weapons from
the Fulani people.
According to him, violent clash erupted between the
two camps, leading to a breakdown of laws and order
as weapons were allegedly used freely by the warring
Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Police
Command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, said it was untrue that
seven people were killed during the clash.
He claimed that two people were killed.
Okesanmi added that security operatives had restored
normalcy to the area as, according to him, people have
resumed normal socio-economic life and are going
about their normal business unmolested.