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Nasarawa: Seven Killed Over Land Dispute

No fewer than seven people have been feared killed over a land dispute between the Gbagyi and Bassa ethnic groups in Kudu village, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

NIGERIACRIME gathered that many others were injured during the crisis that began when the Bassa ethnic group allegedly invaded a community where the Gbagyi people had settled for their farming activities.

Confirming the incident in Lafia, a source disclosed that many houses and farm produce worth millions of naira were destroyed as a result of the clash.

According to the source, the attacks were getting too much and the government seemed to be silent about it, saying, “We can no longer sleep in our houses with our two eyes closed. We really need help in Kudu community as soon as possible.”

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State said the government recently developed strategies towards tackling insecurity in the local government area.

Making the disclosure while presiding over an emergency executive council meeting held in Lafia on Monday, the governor said even though the matter was not part of the agenda for the meeting, it had become necessary to bring it up before the executive council because lives were lost.

The governor announced plans to convene a meeting involving the Gbagyi, Egbirra and Bassa communities to address the overriding distrust and perceived acrimony.

He assured that the security agencies have already moved in there and would get to the bottom of it.

Meanwhile, a suspected armed robber was killed on Tuesday during an invasion on Oke-Ode community, Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara State.

Reports indicated that the invasion occurred at about 8:21 pm.

According to reports, four suspected armed herdsmen on two Okada motorcycles rode to the community and attacked a POS operator.

The spokesperson of the Kwara State police command, DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident in Ilorin, said the hoodlums attacked a POS operator, but they were later ambushed by a team of police operatives and vigilante.

“In the exchange of fire, one of the armed robbers was gunned down and he died on the spot.

“One AK-47 rifle was also recovered from the dead armed robber, while the motorcycles were seized.

“But during the panic that ensued, one lady was hit, scores injured and were taken to the Oke-Ode General Hospital for medical attention,” she added.

Adetoun refuted a report that the POS operator was killed during the attack.


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