40 Killed In Fresh Communal Clash In Nasarawa

At least 40 people have been feared killed in a fresh fight that broke out between the Alago and Eggon people at Tudun Adabu area of Obi local government with over 50 houses burnt down in the Nasarawa state.

The fight took a different dimension on Wednesday as it took its toll on Alago extraction and Eggon nationality in the trouble area in the state, Vanguard learnt.

According to an eyewitness, who was at the scene of the event, the fight was initially between Eggon and Fulani herdsmen in Assakio, headquarters of Lafia East development area of the state but it later escalated to Tudun Adabu in Obi local government on Wednesday, leaving scores dead thousands of people homeless.

It was also gathered that all the inhabitants of Assakio, Tudun Adabu and Dedere have deserted their homes as a result of the crisis in the areas. Victims of the troubled areas were seen moving their children and properties to Lafia town.

The crisis which started in Nasarawa Eggon has soon escalated to Wamba. Akwanga and obi local governments in the state leaving thousands homeless.

The governor, Tanko Al-makura has visited Wamba, Akwanga and Nasarawa Eggon local government’s yesterday to ascertain the level of destruction, also donated relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the crisis. [Vanguard]

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