Wednesday, 24 May 2017

3 dead, 150 houses razed, as drunks instigate Tiv/Jukun clash

​THREE persons were reportedly killed and over 150 houses razed, following a clash between Tiv and Jukun at Fiidi, Airport community, in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State, following an argument that started at a drinking joint.
However, police, yesterday, said only one person died and 20 houses burnt down. The crisis has created a huge refugee situation in and around the state capital, with several families, including women and children, fleeing the crisis area. Majority of them were seen trekking several kilometres to the city centre.
Though there had been several tales as to the reason for the mayhem, Vanguard gathered that the crisis, which started Monday evening, may have been triggered by disagreements between youths of both tribes at a drinking bar in the area.

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