Several people have beeKwara, Ekiti Boundary Clash Turns Bloody!n injured in a boundary dispute between residents of Eda Oniyo in Ekiti State and Obo Ayegunle community in Kwara State.
Some of the injured, who include Adeyemi Idowu, Suleiman Folorunso, Aina Kayode, Falodun moses, Tunde Aborisade, Bode Oladele and Adewake Joseph, had bandages all over their bodies during a parley summoned by Governor Ayodele Fayose at the Government House, Ado-Ekiti.
Youths of the two communities at the weekend engaged one another in an open war, using machetes, guns and other dangerous weapons. Urging the monarchs of the two towns to support a peace process, Fayose explained that a six-man joint committee of the two states would be set up to unearth the causes of the uprising and turn in its report in two weeks.
The governor urged residents of the two towns to stay away from the disputed boundary area for two weeks to allow for submission of the committee’s report to facilitate peaceful resolution of the issues.
He later made the two monarchs and the chairmen of the two affected councils to swear by the Bible that they would not sponsor violence or support whatever acts that could lead to loss of the peace.
Fayose threatened to suspend the monarchs should they fail to prevail on their subjects and trouble occurred again, noting he would work with his colleague in Kwara State to resolve the issues soon.