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25 die in Taraba communal clash

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At least 25 persons were killed and several others injured in a bloody clash between Shomo and Jole ethnic groups in Lau local government area of Taraba State on Monday, the police said.

The spokesman of the state police command, David Misal, who confirmed the incident, told journalists that about 100 houses were razed during the clash.

He said disagreement over the ownership of some ancestral fish ponds was the cause of the rift between the two fishing communities.

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According to the command spokesman, the conflict had since become an annual occurrence between the two communities.

He said: “The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Azare, has stationed patrol teams on the ground already and the situation has been brought under control.”

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