The Kwara State Police Command said it has arrested seven suspects in connection with the crisis between Odo-Owa and Kajola communities in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The Spokesperson for the command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the arrest of the suspects to news men today. Report gathered that violence erupted between the communities on Sunday following disagreements during a masquerade festival in the area.
Okasanmi confirmed that one person was killed and several persons injured during the crisis. He however said that the situation has been put under control with the dispatch of mobile policemen from Offa and Omu-Aran to the affected communities after a directive from the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun that anybody found culpable in the crisis should be arrested and prosecuted.
Also, speaking to news men on the crisis, a traditional ruler, the Owa Oloota of Odo-Owa, Oba Joshua Adimula, described the development as barbaric and unwarranted. He then advised the people of the affected communities especially the youth to embrace peace and shun acts capable of causing crisis.