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Five Killed, Houses Set Ablaze In Cross River Communal Clash



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Five persons have been killed on Tuesday night during a communal clash in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Naija News learned that the violence happened between O’Oba and Itega Okpame communities, leaving several persons injured and houses burnt.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Commissioner, Alhassan Aminu, said some miscreants from O’Oba invaded the other community and began to shoot.

Aminu noted that police operatives have been deployed to the area in order to restore peace, law and order.

He said: “Some miscreants from O’Oba invaded the other community and began to shoot,” he said.

“I am fully aware. I have sent my men into those places.

Meanwhile, a fresh attack by gunmen in Plateau State has resulted in the death of five persons while four others have been declared missing.

The attack reportedly happened in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday, the National President of the Irigwe Development Association, Ezekiel Bini, narrated that the victims were killed on Tuesday night when gunmen attacked Chando-Zrrechi (Tafi-Gana) village.

He said the gunmen also abducted four other persons and their whereabouts remain unknown.

Narrating to Punch, Bini said, “Yes, the killing of the five persons is true and we are on our way to meet the governor over the continued killings in our communities in Bassa.

“Our people were attacked last night (Tuesday) at Chando-Zrrechi and five people were killed.

“They were in their homes when the gunmen came and killed them despite the curfew imposed by the state government.

“Their corpses have just been deposited at the mortuary. Aside the five people that were killed last night, four other villagers were also captured on Sunday and since then, we have not seen them.”

The development is happening few days after gunmen attacked some innocent travellers in Plateau State, killing at least 22 of them in cold blood.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.