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Hundreds displaced amid Nasarawa ethnic clashes

03 September 2014, 10:09

Nasarawa - The violent confrontation between Ombatse militia of the Eggon ethnic group and Fulani Nomads has displaced scores from Lafia-East Development Area of Nasarawa State.

The confrontations, which began at the weekend, have spilled over to neighbouring areas.

The violence has raged on despite the deployment of security operatives to restore normalcy.

Reports obtained by this publication from Federal Information Centre in Lafia, said some of the fleeing residents reported that the violence had spread to Bakin Kogi and Arikiya, with no certainty as to the number of casualties.

Also read: Nasarawa clashes claim 60 lives

“The violence has led to an influx of people from the affected areas to Lafia, Akwanga, Wamba, Doma and Obi Local Government Areas,” a source said.

Residents blamed the state government and the security agencies for not taking proactive measures to check the spread of the crisis.

However, police reported normalcy had been restored in the affected areas.

Two deaths were confirmed.

– CAJ News


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