From Jude Owuamanam, Jos


The clash, reportedly between ‘Motola Youths and their counterparts from Tarok ethnic group was said to have occurred on Saturday night.

As of the time of writing, the casualty figure and the number of injured had not been ascertained, but our correspondent gathered that the casualty figure was quite high.

The Transition chairman of the council, Hon. Daniel Kungmi, who spoke to our correspondent said the clash which occurred between two persons over ownership of farmland was later hijacked by irate youths and criminals.

Kungmi said, “Several criminal elements took advantage of the unfortunate situation and rustled cattles as well as other valuables and within a short while, the situation degenerated leading to burning down of houses and barns.

“Immediately we got the news of the clash , we reported the incident to security operatives who moved swiftly to the affected community to restore law and order.”

“I just returned from the affected community and the situation is under control, but for now, we can not ascertain the number of persons killed in the clash ”

“I am also in touch with the Transition committee Chairman of Langtang North Local government council Hon Nanmwa Kumzhi ,and we would be holding a critical stakeholders meeting soon as this clash is between brothers ”

Hon Daniel Kungmi urged residents of the area to be calm, adding that the Commissioner of Police in the state had been notified and is expected to visit the affected community on Sunday.