About four people were feared dead on Friday following a clash between Yoruba indigenes and Fulani people living at Alapa Village along Iseyin Road, Ilorin-East Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Trouble purportedly started on Monday when a Yoruba man, whose name is yet to be identified, was allegedly attacked and killed by yet-to-be-identified Fulani cattle rearers on a farmland.
Our correspondent gathered on Friday, that when the victim’s kinsmen heard about the death of their townsman, they were said to have mobilised and attacked some Fulani men that they found.
The revenge was said to have lasted from Tuesday to Thursday, leading to the burning of some huts belonging to the Fulanis in the bush.
The Fulani people were said to have consequently deserted their houses in the bush for fear of further reprisal.
A source told our correspondent that three Fulani corpses had been evacuated from the bush, while the remains of the Yoruba man had also been recovered by the police.
He added that many huts belonging to the Fulanis in the bush had been razed before the police intervened.
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Agboola Oshodi-Glover, in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Friday, declined to state the number of casualties.
He, however, confirmed the clash and said that the police had restored peace in the area, as people had returned to their businesses.
“I am yet to be properly briefed on the casualty rate, so I cannot name a figure yet. Everything is now under control. There was something like clash there,” Oshodi-Glover said.