Four Killed, Several Injured in Nasarawa Community Land Dispute

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Four Killed, Several Injured in Nasarawa Community Land Dispute

At least four people have been reported killed and several others injured following a community land dispute in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The conflict erupted around the Nasarawa-Benue border communities, involving the indigenous Alago and Tiv farmers in the area. According to Daily Trust, the crisis began when the bodies of Alago indigenes were discovered on their farms.

Philip Nongu, President of Mzough U Tiv, Nasarawa State branch, addressed the media on Tuesday, stating that an unspecified number of residents had been killed. An anonymous eyewitness, present at the scene, reported that four people had died—two from the Alago community and two from the Tiv community.

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Peter Ahemba, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Public Affairs, condemned the attack and assured that the situation was under control with the deployment of security operatives to the area.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer of Nasarawa State command, confirmed the incident to journalists. He stated that officers had been dispatched to restore normalcy in the local government area.

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“Two persons died and five others were injured in the crisis, but at the moment, normalcy has been restored in the affected areas. The incident is condemnable, but I can assure you that the Nasarawa State police command is on top of the situation,” Nansel added.

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