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Offa-Erinle War Rages On As Govt Declares 24-Hour Curfew!


The Kwara State Government on Wednesday afternoon declared a 24-hour curfew in Offa and Erinle where communal clashes have claimed scores of lives within the last 24 hours.

Trouble started on Monday night when an Erinle man reportedly hit the car of an Offa indigene, leading to a heated argument. Street Journal gathered that it was the argument that led to a fight that sparked off the violence between the two towns.

Though the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kwara State command said enough policemen had been deployed to handle the situation, Alhaji Bukola Lawal of the famous Central Hotel was butchered on Wednesday morning. He was ambushed at his hotel around 10 am. His head, arms and legs were cut off by his attackers.

As of the time of filing this report, the Offa Descendants Union Hall, an ultra-modern multipurpose hall  which was commissioned by the Kwara State Governor earlier this month was still on fire.

The State Government has however declared a 24-hour curfew, placing a ban on human and vehicular movement. The curfew was communicated via a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold. The statement warned that anyone found contravening the order would face the full weight of the law while the perpetrators of the violence in the two towns would be arrested and prosecuted.

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