Three people have been reported killed and many others injured in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State on Sunday after thugs allegedly fought over a lady.
According to Daily Trust, the incident started on Saturday night.
A resident identified as Alhaji Abdulrahman reportedly told Daily Trust correspondence that the clash was between the Isale Oja and Oja Oba thugs in Offa.
According to him, one of the rival group’s leaders allegedly snatched the girlfriend of a member of the rival group which led to the clash.
SP Ajayi Okasanmi, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, acknowledged the deaths of two thugs, but said investigation was still ongoing in the matter.
“Two of the warring gangster groups, Samad Adeyemi, 21, and Abdulahi Mohammed, 20, were shot dead before the arrival of Police personnel despatched to the area.
“However, an investigation into the incident is ongoing,” he stated in a statement.
Source: Daily Trust.