5 Died, 11 Injured In Communal Clash In Niger

A clash between Mazza and Tswachiko villages over a piece of farm land in Agaie local government area of Niger State has left Five people dead and 11 other persons injured.

It was gathered that before the bloody clash occasioned by attack and reprisal attack, the two warring villages have been in dispute over same piece of farm land for over four years.

It was learnt that three of the villagers died at the spot while the first died earlier and the last among the twelve critically injured earlier died at a government hospital in the early hours of yesterday in the area.

An eye account stated that apart from the death and injury recorded, several houses, two vehicles (a Sharon and Golf Volkswagen), 18 motorcycles and domestic animals were set ablaze as a result of the clash.

The clash it was gathered started when the people of Tswachiko allegedly went to the disputed land to farm despite the resolution from the mediation that both side should stay out of the land till the issues at stake. were resolved.

Peeved by the development it was learnt that instead of reporting to the appropriate authority the people of Mazza village allegedly reacted violently leading to the death of a youth.

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