Many people feared dead in Communal clash in Benue

Many people have been feared dead and many houses and properties razed in a communal clash in Agatu in Benue state of Nigeria.

This fight was caused by a disagreement over the ownership of a farmland and fish pond.

When the Benue police spokesperson, Catherine Anene was contacted, she said, she does not have the complete details of the incident.

According to a reliable source “As I speak with you Agatu is on fire, there is heavy gun battle going on and they have killed several persons, houses have been burnt and people are fleeing their homes in their numbers for safety.

“The issue is centered over the ownership of farmland and fish pond.
Agbaduma which is the majority clan is being attacked. So what we have on ground at the moment is that three minority clans have join forces to fight the Agbaduma people who are the majority clan.

“The Egba, Abogbe and Ologba people have all teamed up to hire militia groups to attack Agbaduma people who have their ancestral home in Okokolo. The entire community has been sacked and many houses are on fire as we speak.

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