Houses razed, residents rendered homeless as Hausa, Choba communities clash in Adamawa

Houses razed, residents rendered homeless as Hausa, Choba communities clash in Adamawa

Several houses have been razed and hundreds of residents displaced following a clash between two communities in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The conflict was said to have occurred between Hausa and Choba communities in Tingno, Lamurde.

The Chairman of Lamurde Local Government Area, Mr. Burto Pwadyangakai William, said Friday that the crisis started Thursday evening over an argument among youths of the communities.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, who responded with a visit to the area Monday afternoon, described the crisis as alarming.

The Governor who led a high powered delegation that included his Deputy, Chief Crowther Seth, Secretary to the State Government, Malam Bashir Ahmad, the state police commissioner, and other service chiefs, ordered that the displaced residents be given temporary camp at a primary school in nearby Lafia, a town in Lamurde LGA on the Yola-Gombe Road bordering Gombe State.

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He promised that his government would give necessary assistance towards permanently resettling the displaced people.

Speaking to newsmen while inspecting damage done to properties, Governor Fintiri assured that the reconciliation process had already started and security personnel duly deployed to ensure that the calm that had been restored is sustained.

He described Tingno as an agrarian and commercial centre whose warring communities must sheath their sword and promote peaceful coexistence.

There was no indication of deaths by press time Friday evening.

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