Three persons were killed and several others injured Sunday in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State as hoodlums reportedly clashed following a disagreement over a lady.
It was gathered that the incident began Saturday night. A resident, Alhaji Abdulrahman, told Daily Trust that the clash was between the Isale Oja and Oja Oba hoodlums in Offa.
According to him, one of the group leaders was said to have snatched the girlfriend of a member of the rival group which led to the clash.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the death of two hoodlums, adding that investigation was still ongoing.
“Before the arrival of Police men dispatched to the scene, two of the warring gangster groups, Samad Adeyemi, 21, and Abdulahi Mohammed, 20, have been shot dead.
“Investigation into the matter is however in progress,” he said in a statement.