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Tiv, Jukun Hostility Resurfaces: 3 Killed, 2000 Houses, 3000 Yam Tubers Burnt

Samuel Ortom

The old inter-tribal hostility between Tiv in Benue State and Jukun in Taraba State has resurfaced, leading to the killing of no fewer than three people, burning down of over 2,000 houses, 3,000 tubers of yam and personal belongings.

Chairman of Ukum Local Government council in Benue state, Ibellongo Tyokyaa who confirmed the incidence today, Tuesday, said the conflict between the youths of the two communities at the border town of Taraba and Benue States, broke out yesterday, Monday.

An eye witness, Paul Tyona told newsmen that what started like a minor disagreement snowballed into a bloody civil strife which resulted into killings and setting ablaze of houses from both tribes.

Tyona said that as at today, Tuesday, Jukun youths allegedly stormed a settlement called Atsenga and razed down over 2000 houses including 3000 tubers of Yams and personal belongings.

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