Communal clash claims one person in Niger

Communal clash claims one person in Niger

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A communal crisis has led to the death of one Mohammed Yanda and the destruction of properties worth millions of naira in Niger State.

The clash which was said to have been caused by a land dispute occurred in Doko Community in Lavun local government area of Niger state.

The communal clash between Boku and Doko communities has been about an unresolvable long-standing land dispute.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement confirmed the incident adding that it was a reprisal attack.

“On 01/04/2022 at about 2130hrs, a yet to be identified group of hoodlums attacked the residence of one Mohammed Yan-Nda ‘m’ of Tswata area of Doko village, Lavun LGA who is the father of one Mubarak reportedly to have stabbed a victim on the same date at about 2030hrs.

He further stated that they also vandalized properties within the neighborhood.

“The hoodlums mobilized to Mohammed’s residence in reprisal of the injury sustained by the victim and lynched him to death while they equally vandalized some of his property and some neighboring houses and fled the scene

“Several houses and vehicles were destroyed and many cows, goats, and sheep were stolen in the Boku community,” the statement added.

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