June 25, 2024

Two killed, many wounded over land dispute between communities in Nasarawa

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From Abel Daniel, Lafia

Two persons were reportedly killed and several others wounded on Monday in Keana town following land related dispute at the Benue Nasarawa border community.

Eye witness told our reporter that the unfortunate incident leading to a fatal attack started when some dead bodies of Alago indigenes were found in their farms.

“As I am talking to you right now I am inside the roof of my house with my family members because we are being attacked by some youths chanting war song.”

Another witness told our reporter that the attack has left unverified number of dead bodies seen lying down with many wounded and some moved to Lafia for treatment.

The witnesses narrated that the incident that culminated in the Monday’s attack is a land related matter between the indigenous Alagos and Tivs.

The senior special assistant to governor Sule on public affairs comrade Peter Ahemba confirmed the incident to our reporter in Lafia said that the crisis start started as a result of land dispute between Tiv from Benue and Alago indigenes at the Benue/Nasarawa border.

Ahemba said only one person killed and four wounded.

He revealed that security agents have been deployed to the area and peace has been restored.