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2 Killed, Others Injured In Kogi Communal Clash – Police


Aug 31, 2022

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The Kogi State command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the killing of two people during a fresh communal clash in the state.

Naija News understands that the clash happened yesterday between the Bassa and Ingburra people all in Sherya village, Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

The police command’s spokesman, SP William Ovye-Aya who confirmed the incident in a statement hours later, said at least four people sustained degrees of injuries from the clash.

Ovye-Aya said properties worth millions of naira were destroyed during the chaotic event but noted that normalcy had been restored by security men deployed to the area.

He said: “It’s true there was a renewed communal clash between the villagers in Sherya community in Bassa LGA in the early hours of Tuesday.

“That unfortunate clash led to the killing of two persons and the injury of four other persons with property worth millions of Naira destroyed in the process.”

“The good news is that normalcy and calm have returned to the troubled Sherya community following the deployment of more security personnel to the area on receipt of the news about the ugly incident,” Ovye-Aya added.

On his part, Special Adviser on Security to Governor Yahaya Bello, retired Navy Commander, Jerry Omodara said the incident was “unnecessary and disturbing.”

He added: “Given the practical steps Gov. Bello’s administration has taken on Bassa’s case, we didn’t expect it to rear its ugly head again.”

“We are really surprised over the renewed clash in Bassa local government area because the government had taken every necessary step to ensure peace reigns in that area.”

“As we speak, I and all the heads of security agencies in the state are on our way to Sherya village in Bassa to get first-hand information on the root cause of Tuesday’s renewed clash.”

The PPRO assured residents that necessary steps would be taken to ensure lasting peace prevailed in the area.

This article was originally published on Naija News