Four people were killed in a clash between farmers and herders in Sabon Daga community of Bosso local government area of Niger state yesterday.
Witnesses said the clash occurred when some farmers attempted to deny herders and their cattle access to farmland, and an argument ensued between both parties, which degenerated into bloody clash with casualties on both sides.
The clash came few days after suspected cattle rustlers attacked Angwa Umadi Village in Shiroro local government area of the state, killing a senior secondary school (SSS) 2 student and wounding 15 others.
The Senator representing Niger East senatorial district, David Umaru had also recently appealed to the state government to put in place mechanism to halt the incessant bloodletting in the state.
Niger state police command public relations officer, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident to our reporter but feared that the casualty could be more.
“Four corpses have been recovered, but security operatives are still combing the bushes around the area because the incident just happened and there could be more casualty,” he said, assuring however that the situation had been brought under control following a quick intervention by men of the Kpakugu police division with reinforcement from the command.
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