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Taraba Crisis: Four Dead In Jukun/Tiv Crisis In Taraba State

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Four people were reported dead in the fresh Taraba crisis between two tribes…

 

Jerry Luka who happened to be a witness reported to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, that the crisis started off in a village called Kente in the evening on Monday. The crisis happened to be a communal clash between two ethnic groups in Taraba, Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, which claim at least four lives and several houses were set on fire. The clash between the two ethnic groups was due to misunderstanding according to info received by the NIGERIA NEWS.

 

 

Four people were reported dead in the fresh Taraba crisis between two tribes…

 

 

 

Below were some of the statement recapped:

“The misunderstanding led to the killing of two people in Kente and this morning two others were killed around General Hospital in Wukari.

“The argument started over cultural heritage issues between the two tribes which have festered for some time now,” he said.

Chairman of Wukari Local Government Council, Mr Daniel Adi, who confirmed the crisis, said two people were killed and houses burnt.

According to Jerry Luka, trouble started on Monday when some Tiv kinsmen were prevented from bringing goods to Kente Market.

“One woman who defied their order and brought yams to the market for sale was molested; the action sparked reprisal.

“I have since reached out to the Chairman of Ukum Local Government in the neighbouring Benue and the Security Adviser to the Benue Governor and we are making efforts to stop the escalation of the crisis.

“I have visited the area where the crisis started with the Chairman of Ukum from Benue and we have all agreed to talk to our people to give peace a chance,” he said.

According to NAN, the commercial activities at the popular Wukari Market has been stopped until further notice when the crisis would actually have been resolved.

Mr David Misal, the Police Command’s Public Relations Officer did not respond to any call and SMS when he was contacted for further inquiry on the crisis..

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