Scores feared killed in communal clash in east Nigeria: witnesses

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-25 03:10:09|Editor: yan
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LAGOS, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Many people are feared dead in a fresh bout of communal clash involving two tribes in a village in Lamurde, in Nigeria's restive east state of Adamawa.

The clash started Tuesday night when the people of Waja accused Lunguda people of killing three Waja farmers whose bodies were discovered in a farm, a resident of the area who only identified himself as Isah told Xinhua on Wednesday.

"The two tribes have been having a long-standing land dispute which is now aggravated to clash with this incident," Isah said.

Othman Abubakar, the state police spokesperson, confirmed the incident but said only one person was killed and another seriously injured.

Abubakar said normalcy has been restored in the area with adequate deployment of security personnel. He however said that no arrest has been made.

The latest clashes began barely a week after 78 people were confirmed killed in violence in Kaduna State, north Nigeria.

The Kaduna violence reportedly resulted from a disagreement over where traders were to be off-loading their wares for sale during the weekly Thursday market. Fifty-five people were earlier confirmed killed. All the victims were burned beyond recognition.