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One Dead, 20 Injured In Jigawa Herders, Farmers Clash

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One person has lost his life while 20 others were injured during a violent clash over land between farmers and herders in the Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State on Monday.

The state police command said the unrest occurred at Madamuwa forest, a Fulani settlement.

The police identified the deceased as Musa Mamman, 55, who died while receiving treatment in the hospital after the clash.

The state police spokesman, Audu Jinjiri, said among those injured, six were rushed to Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in neighbouring Yobe State.

He said security personnel have been mobilised to the troubled area.

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“Fourteen persons were rushed to Lafiya primary healthcare for treatment while six persons who were fatally shot with arrows were rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, Yobe, for treatment.

“Two suspects, namely Ardo Barau, 45, and Buba Jumma, 23, all of Madamuwa Fulani Settlement were arrested following the conflict and preliminary investigation is on progress,” the police said.

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