More than 40 Killed In Clash Between Residents And Herders In Plateau State

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Plateau State is one of the beehives of ethnic and religious clashes in Nigeria

Mediaage NG News – Plateau, North Central Nigeria

— Eight persons died in clashes between local residents and cattle rearers in Plateau State on Tuesday. Mosques and churches were burnt down as the clashes became more violent.

Plateau state is located in north central Nigeria and is known for deadly clashes, sometimes, religious between and amongst residents, most notably, the recent killings of persons on last year’s Christmas Eve.

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The clash was as a result of cattle escaping to the road in Mangu area of the state, causing traffic. It was between the fulanis and Mwagaful ethnic group.

It is alleged that the mayhem started after the herders claim some thieves tried stealing their cattle. Shots were fired which led to the cows jumping to the road, causing panic amongst residents.

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed to stop the clash, while the dead were been buried.

There are unconfirmed reports that the clashes are continuing on Wednesday despite the curfew.

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