Four people have been killed in a fresh communal clash on the Mambilla Plateau
– The clash is between the Fulani and Mambilla ethnic stock in the area
– The area has been bedeviled with frequent clashes in recent times
A report by Thisday newspaper indicates that four people have been killed in a fresh communal clash which erupted on the Mambilla Plateau on Thursday, March 1 between the Fulani and Mambilla ethnic stock.
According to the report, several houses and other valuables were set ablaze by the warring factions as both sides were said to have recorded casualties.
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The crisis which started at Nguroje before spreading to Jakarta villages was reportedly ignited by a dispute over land.
The crisis is coming despite the Exercise Ayema Akpatuma launched by the Nigerian Army to curtail the series of violent clashes in Middle Belt states including Taraba.
However, security personnel have been drafted to the area to bring the situation under control.
Efforts to get an official position from the state police command and the chairman of the local government proved abortive.