The police command in Kwara State on Thursday confirmed that three villagers were killed in Matokun village, Patigi Local Government Area in a clash between Fulani herdsmen and residents of the village.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin.
He said the command had dispatched some policemen to Patigi to maintain the peace.
The PPRO said a delegation was also sent to the town to broker peace between the warring parties, while investigation had begun on the crisis.
Okesanmi said, “There was a rift between some Fulani and some Patigi people which resulted to deaths as claimed by the parties involved.
“A unit of riot policemen has been dispatched to Patigi to maintain the peace, while a team of senior police officers was sent by the Commissioner of Police to broker peace.
“Investigation into the cause or causes of the crisis has started.”
He added, however, that normalcy had returned to the community, with the swift intervention of security agencies.