Gwagwalada - The police in Gwagwalada (FCT), Abuja, have confirmed that four people were killed and 19 others injured in a clash between Gwari farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Paiko near Gwagwalada on Thursday.
The Divisional Police Officer in the area, Patrick Daaor, said that two persons died at the scene, while two others died at the hospital.
Some Fulani herdsmen allegedly entered the farm of a Gwari man with their flock on Thursday and that the cattle destroyed the farmer’s crops.
Some witnesses said that the farmer’s kinsmen mobilised and attacked the herdsman, insisting that the "herdsman took their cows into the farm of our townsman, the cows ate up his crops.
The chairman of the council, Abubakar Jibrin-Giri, who visited the scene of the clash and the hospital, said the council would assist the displaced victims and those hospitalised.
Jibrin-Giri said that security personnel had been drafted to the area to ensure peace.
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