The traditional ruler of Atijere community in the Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Samuel Edema, has been chased out of his palace by some armed men from the neighboring community of Makun-Omi in Ogun State following a communal clash between the two communities.
Atijere in Ondo State and Makun-Omi in Ogun State share boundary, but the two communities had been laying claims to the ownership of a piece of land.
The ownership of the land was said to have been causing incessant crisis between the two communities.
The National Boundary Commission was said to have intervened in the crisis before a fresh crisis erupted on Tuesday between the two communities, leading to many residents deserting their homes while some were injured.
The traditional ruler said he escaped from being killed by the armed men who he alleged were sponsored by a local government chairman in Ogun State. He explained that he was guided out of the town by some of his subjects through the waterways.
Punch, December 1
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