Five injured in Niger communal clash

At least, five persons have been severely injured with many houses and other properties worth millions of Naira destroyed in a communal clash that erupted between two communities in Mokwa and Katcha Local Government Areas of Niger State.

The warring communities, it was gathered used dangerous weapons that left the people seriously injured.

It was learnt that the dispute was over a parcel of land/water within Katcha town.

Against this background, it was learnt that the Niger State Government in an effort to prevent further break down of law and order had directed security agencies to arrest any person or group of persons trying to foment trouble in the two warring communities.

State Acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, who is also the Chairman of the State Boundary Commission, said security agencies have been alerted to arrest any person or group found wanting.

Ketso stated this shortly after meeting with the representatives of the two communities.

He explained that the two warring communities have been directed to stay away from the area in dispute until when final amicable resolution on the issue is reached.

The meeting was attended by two representatives each of the two sides of the area in dispute and some members of the state Executive Council.

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