Communal Clashes 20 Feared Killed in Kogi.

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The communal clashed between the people of Igburra Mozum and Bassa Kwomu have claimed about 20 lives in Bassa local government council of Kogi State in early hours of Thursday.
The two communities in the last two years have been fighting over supremacy battled which have claimed many lives and property worth several millions of naira destroyed.
A community leader in Sheria, Mr Gberegu disclosed to newsmen that Igburras had in the early hours of Thursday attacked Bassa kwomu when no fewer than twenty people were killed while several have been razed.
This, he said was in spite of earlier call for seize fire on 8th January.
According to him,”the bridge linking Oguma and Sheria was completely razed down by Igburra militias while
Sheria village has been deserted.
He decried the continued militancy of Igburra Mozum against the Bassa kwomu.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command spokesman, Mr. William Aya, while confirming the incident said that the sate command had received a report of clashes in the area and responded by drafting officers from the State Anti riot squad and conventional police and found one unknown corpse which was evacuated immediately while the situation was brought under control.
He said that the state police commissioner, Hakeem Busari have also ordered more officers to be drafted to the area to complement the efforts of those already on ground.
However, the state police command confirmed the death of one person in the clash.
The Police Public Relation Officer, William Aya said that the unknown corpse was discovered after a detachment of officers was drafted to the area in response to reported clashes between the two communities.




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