The Kwara State police command has arrested the ring leader of the gang responsible for the killing of five men in Tsaragi, Edu local government area of Kwara State.
The victims were identified as Aliyu Issah, Muhmini, Alhaji Saba, Madu Issa and Kadiri.
A dusk to dawn curfew was imposed on the community by the state government to avoid a breakdown of law and order.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Olusola Amore, on Wednesday while speaking on the development said the act was perpetrated by hoodlums from Share, in Ifelodun local government area, led by an aggrieved person in conjunction with five of his friends now at large.
He said: “It was reported recently that five people were killed in Tsaragi. Well, we have been able to arrest the ring leader of that dastardly act. We also recovered all the guns they used. Five others are on the run but we have the ring leader with us.
“The person arrested is from Share community. He felt that he was wronged by the killing of his brother and destruction of their property during the December clash between them and the people of Tsaragi.
“He alone called for his friends and went on the revenge mission. They were never backed by the community and that is why you notice it happened when there was no disagreement between the two communities.
“We have been able to manage the conflict between the two communities to a very considerable level. We have set up a 12-man Eminent Persons Committee; six from each side and they are going to be meeting with the police regularly on issues about the two communities,” he said.