Renewed Violence in Nigeria: Six Injured, Properties Destroyed

Christie Doyin

Renewed land dispute between Dakumi and Gbage communities in Lapai local government area of Niger state has resulted in a violent clash, leaving six people injured and properties destroyed.

The clash, which occurred in Ebbo Gbachinku Ward, also saw a tractor, motorcycle, and other household items burnt. Two of the injured are currently receiving treatment in a hospital.

According to sources, the attackers used cutlasses, guns, stones, and other dangerous items to carry out their attacks.

Police source revealed that four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and are working to apprehend the actual perpetrators.

The district head of Ebbo Gbachinku has however visited the communities to ascertain the cause of the clash and report back to the Emir of Lapai, Alhaji Umar Bago III.

Residents have appealed to Governor Mohammed Umar Bago and the Niger state Police Commissioner, CP Ebenezer Shawulu Danmamman, to intervene quickly before the crisis escalates.

The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Wasiu Abiodun, has also confirmed the incident and stated that investigation is ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.

In a related incident, a fight broke out between Katakpa and Elegi villages over a lingering land tussle, leaving four persons injured and taken to Gulu General Hospital for treatment.

Police said two persons have also been arrested in connection with the clash, and the situation is relatively calm, with measures in place to prevent reoccurrence.

About Funmilayo Ojo

Funmilayo Ojo is a Mass Communication Graduate. She is a prolific writer and a journalist who is gifted in Media works. She is also a business tycoon. She is currently the Regional Editor, of Southwest National Telescope Newspaper. She is happily married to Femi and they are blessed with lovely kids. Email: sweditor@nationaltelescope.com

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