Updated: 7 Killed, 250 Houses Burnt as Youths, Herders Clash in Northern Region

Updated: 7 Killed, 250 Houses Burnt as Youths, Herders Clash in Northern Region

  • An agelong tussle for land snowballed into a major crisis between Miango community and Fulanis in Bassa LGA, Plateau state
  • About seven persons died while 250 houses were burnt following the clash that broke out at Jebbu Miango on Saturday, July 31
  • ASP Ubah Gabriel, the spokesman of the Plateau state police command confirming the incident said fifty houses were torched
  • A statement by the Iregwe Development Association in Jos affirmed that the attackers also destroyed over 40 farmlands in the area

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Plateau state - A report by The Punch indicates that seven persons died following an attack which lasted for over four hours in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.

Davidson Malison, the spokesperson Iregwe Development Association on Sunday, August 1 in Jos, revealed that over 250 houses were razed in some communities in Miango chiefdom..

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Over 200 houses were reportedly burnt in Jebbu, Miango, Bassa local government area of Plateau state. Photo credit: Simon Lalong
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Malison, stated that the attack, which lasted for over four hours left many others and destroyed over 40 farmlands in the area.

Daily Trust who had earlier confirmed the incident revealed that four persons died following a clash between gunmen suspected to be Fulani Militia and Irigwe youths

In the fresh conflict that broke out at Jebbu Miango on Saturday, July 31, ten people were said to be injured while many houses razed.

According to the newspaper, both parties blamed each other for the clash which began on Thursday, July 29, to Saturday night.

In another report by The Nation, no fewer than 200 houses were reportedly burnt in the attack that was triggered by agelong tussle for land in the area between Miango community and Fulanis.

Garba Abdullahi, the state chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), said the herders who were injured and have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Plateau state police command react

Meanwhile, ASP Ubah Gabriel, the police spokesman confirmed the tragic death of 4 locals adding that fifty houses were torched in the incident.

Gabriel explained that the tactical team were immediately deployed to tighten security and to restore peace.

He went on to note that the commissioner of police, Edward Egbuka ordered an investigation to fish out the perpetrators after visiting the scene.

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Many killed, houses burnt as fresh communal crisis erupts in Benue

Earlier, a communal crisis between Ochoro and Bonta communities of Konshisha local government area of Benue state led to the killing of many people.

About 50 houses were also allegedly razed in the fresh rivalry that broke out between Bonta and Ochoro, a neighbouring community.

Witnesses from both sides of the warring communities admitted that the crisis broke out on Monda, July 19, and escalated on Tuesday night, July 20.

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