BREAKING: Tension in Plateau as Irate Youths Clash, Burn Houses, Details Emerge

Mar 24, 2024 | Uncategorized


  • Several people have been harmed in a clash between rival youths in Mikang local government area of Plateau state
  • It was learnt that many people were injured during the clash that started on Saturday night, March 23, and lasted till the early hours of Sunday, March 24
  • Legit.ng gathered that some persons are currently receiving treatment at medical facilities in the northcentral state

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering governance and public journalism.

Ponglong, Plateau stateSeveral homes were razed, barns destroyed and cattle rustled following a violent clash between irate youths in the Ponglong area of Lalin district, Mikang local government council, Plateau state.

As reported by The Nation on Sunday, March 24, the clash, between Motola and Taroh youths, occurred on Saturday night, March 23, in Mikang local government.

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Plateau youths fight and cause tension in state
Some houses were burnt in Plateau state on Saturday, March 24. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Some people were reportedly killed while the numbers of those who sustained various degrees of injuries are also reported to be high.

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The Punch also noted the development.

Some residents added that they are yet to ascertain the number of persons reportedly killed in the bloody clash.

The transition chairman of the council, Daniel Kungmi, said the clash which occurred between two persons was later hijacked by irate youths and criminals.

Kungmi said:

“Within a short while, the situation degenerated leading to burning down of houses and barns.

“Several criminal elements took advantage of the unfortunate situation and rustled cattle as well as other valuables.”

He added:

“Immediately we got the news of the clash, we reported the incident to security operatives who moved swiftly to the affected community to restore law and order.

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“I just returned from the affected community and the situation is under control, but for now, we can not ascertain the number of persons killed in the clash.

“I am also in touch with the transition committee chairman of Langtang North local government council, Hon Nanmwa Kumzhi and we will be holding a critical smeeting soon as this clash is between brothers.”

It is understood that the commissioner of police in the state is on his way to visit the affected community on Sunday, March 24.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Alabo Alfred, could not be immediately reached for comments regarding the incident.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that bandits killed seven people and injured several others after invading a market in Zurak Campani, Wase local government area of Plateau state.

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Abdullahi Hussaini, a youth leader in the area said the gunmen opened fire on the people transacting businesses after invading the market.

Source: Legit.ng



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