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Fulani clan clashes over who inherits family head’s widow in Kwara

Members of a Fulani family in Ikoroku village in the Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State reportedly clashed and injured one, Babbi Aliyu over who will inherits window of the late family head.

It was gathered that the occurred in the early hours of Wednesday when the junior brother of late Alhaji Bello (Family Head) decided to inherit the wife, which did not go down well with the children of the late head of the family.

According to PUNCH, the sons of late Bello interpreted the decision of the brother to mean that he had a hand in the death of their father and subsequently accused him of such.

Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in the state, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident, said operatives prevented the clash among the Fulani family members from escalating.

He said, “The NSCDC operatives in Kaiama got a distress call and rushed to the scene to prevent further clash.

“According to report we got from our divisional office in Kaiama, after the death of one Alhaji Bello, his younger brother took his wife which did not go down well with the children of the deceased. They accused their uncle of complicity in the death of their father.

“The children of late Alhaji Bello vowed to take back their father’s wife from their uncle and this later ensued in a free-for-all.

“One Babbi Aliyu was attacked with cutlass which left him with multiple injuries.”

Babawale said that the victim was currently in the teaching hospital in llorin, addin, “The assailant has been arrested while further investigation on the matter is ongoing.”

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