Five die in renewed communal clash in Taraba

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Taraba Clash

The police in Taraba State has disclosed that fove people have been lost to fresh crisis in the state following an attack on Tunga village in Bali local government area although residents say many people were killed l.

Confirming the attack launched by militiamen, the spokesman of the police, DSP David Misal said the police is on the trail of the suspected assailants.

“The police commissioner has ordered deployment of more policemen to the affected area and efforts are being made to track down the attackers”, he said.

It was gathered that the attackers killed many people and burned several houses before fleeing.

A resident said the attack could be a reprisal over the killing of a pastor and his wife at Maraban Donga last Monday.

Taraba central had been relatively peaceful and the attack has heightened tension in Tiv villages in the area.

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