The police in Taraba have confirmed the death of 6 people following Thursday’s clash between Kona and Fulani groups in Jalingo Local Government Area of the state.
The state command’s spokesperson, DSP David Misal, confirmed this in Jalingo on Thursday that while several others, sustained severe injuries were receiving treatment at different health centres in Jalingo, many houses were burnt down during the clash.
DSP Misal explained that the incident followed a misunderstanding between the two groups over farming and grazing land.
According to the command’s spokesman, the police are monitoring unfolding events in the area with a view to restoring sustainable peace.
He disclosed that the command had so far arrested 5 persons in connection with the incident while further investigation into the incident was ongoing.
An eyewitness, Aliyu Mohammed, who is taking refuge in Jalingo, said he had counted at least 15 corpses as he was fleeing his community.