IIorin – The police in Kwara said three persons died on Monday in a
clash among suspected political party rivals in Ilorin.
Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said 12
suspects had also been arrested in connection with the clash.
An eyewitness said some people sustained injuries during the clash
that lasted for some hours in Abayawo, Alore-Ode, Adana-Omoda, Ode-
Alawusa and Okelele areas of Ilorin.
The police in the state said the clash followed the defection of some
members of the All Progressives Congress in Alore area of Ogidi ward in
Ilorin West Local Government Area to Peoples Democratic Party on
The eyewitness said the clash was caused by the disagreement among
the rivals on how to share some money given to them after the event.
Residents of the affected areas said the clash, which kept most of them
indoor, affected the social and economic activities.
The police said armed mobile police men had been deployed to the
affected areas to restore peace while investigations were ongoing.