At least 22 people have been killed in fresh sectarian clashes in north central Nigeria, the military said on Friday.
Violence flared after the discovery of a corpse of a missing person in Wadata, Wase local government area of Plateau state, North Central Nigeria, local residents said.
Fighting broke out between the Fulani and Tarok speaking ethnic groups after the decomposed corpse was found which led to reprisals that claimed 21 persons.
Local resident Nuru Shehu told Reuters that 22 bodies were found after the violence, which began on Tuesday night.
Confirming the incident, Military spokesman Ibrahim Saidu Mustapha “I am confirming to you that nine people were killed in a clash between the Fulani and the Tarok people,”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.