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Published On: Thu, Jul 31st, 2014

Fresh Taraba communal crisis claims ten

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From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos

No fewer than ten people were reportedly and scorse wounded in Ibi town of Ibbi local government area of Taraba state, following a communal crisis that ensured between Hausa/Fulani on one side and Jukun on the other side.

According to the Hausa service of the BBC, one Abdulrashid Usman Ajiya, who is the youth leader of the Hausa Fulani in Ibbi, alleged Jukun from neighbouring villages of invading the town, adding that most of the invaders were hired by Jukun.

But the former youth leader of Jukun in Ibbi town, Mr. Jonah A Zongwa, disputed the allegation adding that it was the Hausa that sated the fighting.

The Taraba state Police Command has confirmed the incident, adding that four suspects were apprehended in connection with the violence and were investigated.

According to police findings, the fighting came when Hausa residents from Ibbi town travelled to Wukari to withdraw money and that on their way back to Ibbi, they were arrested by the suspected Jukun and collected their money leading to the violence.

Reports from the area indicated that security personnel had been deployed to the area to restor calm.


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