The Kwara State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Share and Tsaragi communities in the state in an attempt to end the communal clash between both communities.
Share and Tsaragi communities had last night clashed over a parcel of land.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Isiaka Gold, warned that anyone found with illegal arms and ammunition or otherwise found disrupting peace and public order in both communities would be dealt with in line with the laws of the land.
While other security agencies, particularly the police, State Security Services and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are already on ground, a detachment of the Nigerian Army has been drafted to ensure compliance with the curfew and the maintenance of peace in the communities.
The Kwara State government therefore assured residents of its preparedness to deploy all lawful measures to ensure the welfare and security of all citizens.
Other communities in the state are also urged to continue to live in peace with their neighbouring communities, as the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on anyone or group found inciting trouble in any part of the state no matter how highly placed.