Watch the video of Offa and Erinle’s crisis that caused the loss of lives and properties been burnt to ashes.
March 3, 2021, remains a memorable day in Offa a suburb city of Kwara State where the people of Offa and Erinle engaged themselves in a tug of war which led to the loss of life, people, and properties been burn to ashes in the crisis.
It is this while the Kwara state government declared a curfew which runs from 6.pm-8.am in the area in order to restrict the movement of people and prevent the further occurrence of the violence.
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In his statement released by Rafiu Ajakaye the chief press to Kwara State Governor which reads:
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has imposed a curfew on Offa and Erinle towns.
The curfew will be in force between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. until further notice.
This follows the renewed hostilities between some groups of persons from the two communities on Thursday.
“The curfew takes immediate effect from 6 p.m. today Thursday, March 3, 2021. Security agencies have been deployed to enforce the curfew. While security forces on the ground are to maintain the peace, military reinforcements from Sobi Barracks and the Mobile Police force from Ilorin have been deployed immediately. All residents are hereby directed to withdraw from the streets of Offa and Erinle and all contested areas immediately. Residents are to stay indoors until the curfew is reviewed,” the Governor said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye.
“The Governor urges residents of both communities and travelers crisscrossing the areas to comply with this directive to save lives and property. He appeals to leaders on both sides to restrain and caution their people against provocative action, and to maintain peace. The security forces are urged to be very firm in dealing with the situation and in enforcing the curfew.”
But to the two towns Offa And Erinle, this order and directive is not stopping them to carry out the violence which has started at the midnight of the day according to an eyewitness.
Blend Tv captured the scene of the incident where people and properties were been burnt to ashes.
Watch Offa and Erinle’s crisis video here