A map of Taraba, a state in Nigeria’s North-East area.
At least one individual has been killed and a number of other others injured in a feud that ensued between youths of two totally different settlements within the Water Board space of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
The conflict, which was stated to have been triggered on Sunday on account of a struggle between two younger males over a woman’s love at a celebration corridor, additionally led to the destruction of properties value hundreds of thousands of naira.
This degenerated to a disaster when one of many younger males employed thugs to inflict mayhem on the opposite, who in flip, referred to as on pals to help in preventing again.
Houses and worship centres had been destroyed whereas autos had been burnt, and outlets looted within the wake of the disaster.
It took the intervention of safety operatives earlier than the strain within the space was doused.
A businessman who specialises in a bread bakery, Salihu Sale, decried that he was affected by the conflict between the youth teams.
He advised Channels Television that after the struggle broke out, he fled for security alongside along with his staff just for then to return to pack what was left of his bakery.
“This incident started four days ago as a minor scuffle without notice. It then degenerated into a fight between youths of two communities over a lady.
“It later became a religious fight between Christian and Muslim youths. They broke my doors and windows, but fortunately, security operatives arrived and took control of the situation and that is why I am here to pack what is left of my bakery,” he stated.
Another eyewitness, Ezekiel Ali, stated he noticed the lifeless our bodies of two youths on the bottom after the struggle.
“Although I am not a specialist, from what I saw, one of the victims was hit by bullets because we saw holes in his body,” he stated.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Azare, who visited the realm condemned the incident.
He said that just one individual was killed through the disaster, including that the police have made a couple of arrests in reference to the disaster.
“From the report gathered by my men on the ground, only one person was confirmed killed with many injured and receiving treatment at the hospital,” he stated.