Seven persons have been killed as chieftaincy tussle went berserk.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that no fewer than seven people were killed in a violent clash between Ichen and Ndakka ethnic groups in the Bissola chiefdom of Kurmi Local Government Area of Taraba State.
It was learnt that the clash started late Saturday following the removal of a ward head, from the Ndakka tribe, allegedly by the chief of Bissola who is from the Ichen tribe.
The protest, it was learnt, turned violent, resulting in the killing of seven people and the destruction of houses belonging to both tribes.
The situation was however brought under control following the deployment of mobile policemen.
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It was gathered that calm is gradually returning to Bissola town which is the headquarters of the chiefdom.
Confirming the incident, the Taraba State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Usman Abdullahi, said only one person was killed.
“There was a clash between Ichen and Ndakka tribes over chieftaincy tussle and one person was killed and the situation was brought under control following the deployment of mobile police,” he said.
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