The Police have confirmed at least four persons dead and 50 houses razed in renewed clash between suspected Fulani militants and youths of Jebbu in Miango, Bassa Local Government of Plateau State.
The clash, according to Police, was between Irigwe youths in Miango community and Fulani militants over an age-long land crisis in the area.
PHCityHype reports three other persons were injured in the bloody clash on Saturday night.
It was gathered the clash lasted for hours.
Spokesman of Plateau Police Command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, in a statement explained “On 31/07/2021, the Command received a report that there was a conflict between gunmen suspected to be Fulani militias and youths from Irigwe at Jebbu Miango, Bassa LGA of Plateau State.
“Unfortunately, fifty houses were torched and four natives were also shot dead.
“Upon receipt of the report, the tactical team of the Command was immediately deployed to the scene to tighten the security of the area and to restore peace.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, psc, with other senior Officers of the Command visited the scene and has ordered a discreet investigation to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act. Normalcy has been restored in that area.”