Two persons have been reportedly killed while several houses set ablaze following crisis between Tiv and Jukuns ethnic tribe in Abinsi town, Benue state earlier today.
Abinsi is an ancient town, located on Makurdi- Gboko federal high. It has witnessed over 20 years of several crisis between the two major tribes.
The Benue State Commissioner of Police Paul Yakadi who confirmed the incident said that fighting broke out as a result of fish pond; adding that “While Tiv people were already fishing in the pond, Jukun people also attempt to fish but there was resistance which resulted into bloody fight.”
He said two persons were wounded and several houses set ablaze.
As at press time, there is confusion in the community as women and children were seen running helter
- skelter however, security agencies have been drafted to the town to maintain law and order.there.