Two Hacked to Death, Palace Razed as Tribal Clash Erupts in Niger

A tribal clash between the Kambari tribe and the Fulani had led to the death of two people as the irate folks set alight the palace of Salka district head, a suburb of Magama local council in Niger State.

The brawl broke out after the two groups had a misunderstanding over land, WikkiTimes learnt.

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Bala Tajir Salka, a resident of the community and the son of a title holder, corroborated the foregoing saying the incident escalated as a result of intolerance among the groups.

Alhaji Abubakar Suleman Abara, the district head of Salka who confirmed that his palace has been razed, revealed that the community is still in tension.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, told VOA Hausa that although the state government is yet to ascertain the number of casualties. However, security personnel have been deployed to restore peace in the area, he said.

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This comes barely 48 hours after bandits attacked Abdulsalam Abubakar General Hospital in Gulu, an outskirt community in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State, killing one and abducting many including hospital staff and patients.

Despite tribal clashes being relatively minimal, Niger State is one of the states in northern Nigeria ravaged by banditry and kidnapping that led to the death of hundreds of people and destruction of property worth millions.


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