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Communities clash over farmland in Yenagoa

23 November 2013, 09:59

Yenagoa - The Police Command in Bayelsa on Friday confirmed a clash between Agudama-Epie and Akenfa communities in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state over farmland.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agumada-Epie is a host community to the Central Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy and the South-South campus of the Nigeria Law School.

The Police Public Relations officer, DSP. Alex Akhigbe, who confirmed the clash, said the command had deployed policemen to restore law and order in the communities.

He, however, said that no arrest had been made.

A community source told NAN in Yenagoa that the communities were fighting over a disputed farmland behind the Law School campus.

The source said youths of the two communities armed themselves with guns and machetes.

``The fight is caused by land dispute. This problem has been there over the years; they set up a committee to resolve the issue.

"The committee went to the land today, but their presence on the land did not go down well with some youths."



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