Bloody Communal Clash In Benue: TIV & Jukun Youths Clash Claims 3
The chairman of Ukum Local Government council in Benue state, Hon Ibellongo Tyokyaa on Tuesday confirmed that three persons were killed following a bloody communal clash between Tiv and Jukun Youths.
According to Tyokyaa communal crisis broke out on Monday between Tiv and Jukun youths in the border town of Taraba and Benue states
An eye witness, Paul Tyona told newsmen that what started like a minor disagreement snowballed into a bloody civil strife which resulted into killings and setting ablaze of houses from both tribes.
Tyona said as at Tuesday, Jukun youths allegedly stormed a settlement called Atsenga and razed down over 2000 houses including 3000 tubers of Yams and personal belongings.
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It would be recalled that there has been tension in the border towns of Wukari Local Government area in Taraba state and Ukum Local Government area in Benue state.
The Nation gathered that chairmen of both councils have been trying strenuously to find a common ground to nib the bloody communal crisis in the bud.
When contacted, spokesperson of the Benue State Police Command said she is yet to receive report on killings