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16 Houses razed and scores injured in Plateau State

Clash  occur in Kadun and Dawaki communities of Kanke Local Government Area of Plateau State on Tuesday. While 16 houses were  torched  and several people sustains injuring during the touch in the state.

The land dispute, also claimed many domestic animals, farm produce and economic trees causes damages.

Paul Ngokum, a resident, said the crisis erupted over a piece of land, which both communities claim ownership.

Abuh Emmanuel, the spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, confirmed the incident, saying the situation had been brought under control by the police.

Mr. Ngokum also  said  Dawaki residents prevented Kadun people from holding an annual cultural ritual on the said land last Thursday, but Kadun  people insisted on holding the event at the point.

“There were skirmishes in some parts of Kanke Local Government Area. People sustained injuries, but the situation has been brought under control,” Mr. Emmanuel, a deputy superintendent of police, said. However declined comments on the alleged redeployment of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) from Kanke to the headquarters in Jos over threats to his life.

Residents of Kanke told our reporter that the DPO received threats from one of the warring communities after allegedly taking side in the crisis.

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