7 dead in communal clash in Kebbi state

Seven people have been confirmed dead in a communal clash over land in Zuru Local Government Area of Kebbi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the land dispute between Isgogo and Rumu communities in Kubala village of Tadurga district had been on for over 10 years.

Already, the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, had visited the area on Monday, and urged the villagers to desist from taking the law into their hands. He described the incident as ‘’unfortunate,’’ saying that the land dispute between the two communities was already before the court. Yombe said that seven people comprising five women and two men were killed while eight others were hospitalised. He said security personnel had been dispatched to the area to restore normalcy. An eye witness, Alhaji Sani Skandia, had earlier told NAN in Zuru that 14 people lost their lives in the dispute, which occurred on Sunday. “The two communities have a long history of land dispute for over 10 years which has resurfaced now and resulted in the death of over 14 people, with houses and properties burnt to ashes. “Many people have also been hospitalised while police have been deployed to the area to restore normalcy,” he said

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