Four persons were killed in a clash between cattle dealers and members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Ajase, Irepodun Local Government of Kwara State, on Friday.
Conflicting accounts are being bandied around as to the cause of the violence.
But official account said, it all started when a cow destroyed the side mirror of one of the vehicles members of the OPC were in.
In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, explained, “OPC members in a convoy of about twenty vehicles believed to be coming from Osun Osogbo festival, Osun state, were passing through the Kara market where a cow being led across the road by its handler broke the side mirror of one of the OPC vehicles.
“This resulted in an argument that eventually escalated into an exchange of gunfire by both the OPC members and the cow dealers in the market. Four lifeless bodies of unidentified persons were recovered at the scene.”