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Armed men attack Ilejemeje LG secretariat in Ekiti

Armed men from Obbo-Aiyegunle in Kwara attacked the Ilejemeje LGA secretariat and some town residents on Tuesday over a land dispute.

• April 16, 2024
KWARA AND EKITI GOVERNORS
KWARA AND EKITI GOVERNORS

Armed men from Obbo-Aiyegunle in Kwara attacked the Ilejemeje LGA secretariat and some town residents on Tuesday over a land dispute.

The heavily armed men fired gunshots to scare residents.

The local government secretariat windows and doors were vandalised as workers ran for safety.

Speaking on the attack, the Eleda of Eda-Oniyo, Oba Awodipo Awolola, explained that the armed men attacked some people with charms in their farms. One of the victims was hospitalised.

Mr Awolola said the incident had caused trauma and fear among residents of the community.

He urged the state government to intervene and settle the dispute between Ekiti and Kwara residents to avoid bloodshed of innocent lives.

The traditional ruler appealed to the security agencies to mobilise more officers in the community to prevent further attacks on residents.

Reacting, the chairman of Ilejemeje LGA in Ekiti, Alaba Dada, expressed shock over the incident, adding that security officers had been mobilised to the town.

Mr Dada urged the Ekiti and Kwara governments to settle the land dispute in the interest of a peaceful and harmonious relationship between the two states.

(NAN)

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