Many killed, churches, houses burnt as two communities clash in Benue

An unspecified number of persons have been killed in a communal clash that broke out between Ipav and Yandev communities in the Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.

According to Daily Post, the incident, which began on Saturday and lasted till Sunday evening, was due to a land dispute between Mbakpegh of Ipav and Mbatur of Yandev communities at the bank of a stream called Amboor.

It was learnt that over 30 houses including worship centres were burnt during the incident.

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An eyewitness, James Aondover, who posted the development on his Facebook account, said economic trees like oranges, mangoes and cashews were cut down by the warring communities.

Details of the incident are still sketchy as of press time.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Anene Sewuese Catherine did not pick up her calls and did not respond to a text message sent to her.

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  1. It’s foolhardy for the two communities to be attacking each other instead of forging a common front against the Fulani marauding herdsmen who’re hellbent on eliminating them and taking over their ancestral homeland!

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