From Jude Owuamanam, Jos

Plateau state Police command has said that it has restored peace in warring neighbouring communities in Mikang and Langtang North local government areas of the state.

Trouble had broken our between a community in Mikang and their Taroh neighbours in Langtang North over a disputed farmland.

Police Public Relations Officer, Alfred Alabo, in a statement in Jos on Monday, said that though houses were burnt, no Life was lost.

The statement said, “On 23/03/2024 at about 10.00am, the Plateau State Police Command received information at the Mikang Division from an informant, reporting a clash between the people of Ponlong Village of Mikang LGA and Fungyallang village of Langtang North LGA.

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“On receipt of the report, the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Hassan Steve Yabanet, ordered the immediate deployment of Policemen to be led by the DPO Mikang Division who immediately raced to the scene to stabilise the situation.

“Upon preliminary investigation, we discovered that the clash erupted as a result of a land dispute between the two communities. In the course of the clash, about Five (5) houses were set ablaze, while other livestock were destroyed. One Mr Ishaku Wumtel also sustained a bullet wound and was immediately rushed to the General Hospital for treatment.

“The proactive Commissioner of Police, has ordered intensified patrol of the area and the immediate deployment of additional personnel from Area Command Langtang, 66PMF Shendam, Shendam Division and a detachment of Tactical Teams from the State headquarters to prevent any further occurrences of such incidence and sustain normalcy in the area.”

He has also ordered the relocation of the Area Commander Langtang and Commander 66PMF to the troubled Areas.

The command advised youths and community members all over the State to avoid all forms of violence and adopt dialogue as a means of dispute resolution.