Nasarawa residents flee as 3 feared dead over land dispute

Tension, Wednesday, enveloped Tundun Adabu in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State following a violent clash between Eggon and Gwandare ethnic groups that led to the death of one person.

The clash which caused pandemonium, with people scampering for safety, took place in a farm land in Tudun Adabu area mostly inhabited by the Eggon tribe.

An Eyewitness report said that
a corpse was lying on a motorcycle in Tudun Adabu while the villagers have since deserted the place for fear of the unknown.

This crisis is coming few weeks after some leaders of the Eggons led by the Deputy Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon Godiya Akwashiki, met with the State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and vowed never to participate in any crisis in the state.

Also, it would be recalled that the state governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura had in his effort to ensure peace in the state distributed relief materials to about 27 communities who were affected by communal clashes from 2011-2015 across the state.

While performing the distribution of the items, worth millions of Naira, governor Al-Makura appealed to the people of the state to uphold their respective and oneness and the values of their relationship while tolerating one another for peace and the development of the state.

The state police Commissioner, Lawal Shehu, had already visited the area and had also deployed his men to maintain law and order in the area. and that preliminary reports revealed that the clash was a result of land dispute involving an extended family and not ethnic clashes between two ethic groups as being reported.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Lafia command, ASP Umar Ismaila Numan, said that the matter has been reported to the police though he is yet to get the full details of the matter.


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