2 farmers allegedly killed during clash with farmers

A clash between Fulani herdsmen in Giromasa village, Bagudo local government area of Kebbi state, have left at least two farmers dead.

The Sun repoted that the clash happened on Wednesday over dispute about a river that separated the farmers from the herdsmen in the village.

It was reported that a court had ruled in favour of the herdsmen sparking tension between the two groups.

Info gathered revealed that the farmers were unwilling to giveup their lands and insisted that they owned the land on the side of the river that separated them.

An anonymous source who spoke with the Sun on the matter claimed that the herdsmen prevented the farmers from having access to the area and the two group mobilised and attacked each other.

Suleiman Mustapha who is the spokesperson of the state police confirmed the incident.

He however said only one farmer was killed while another was declared missing.

The police spokesperson said there was still a search for the farmer in the river.

He said: “What I can confirm to you is that there was a clash between Fulanis and farmers over ownership of river land that separated them. One farmer’s body has been recovered and we are still looking for a missing farmer.”

He also said the police have been able to restore peace in the area.

A report claims that a clash between suspected herdsmen and residents of Bilachi, a community in Fufore local government area of Adamawa state, left one person dead.