Travelers stranded, houses burnt as tribal clash in Benue claim lives
One person has been reported killed in a communal clash that broke out in Benue State. The incident occurred at the riverine community of Abinse, located along the Makurdi/Gboko Federal Highway.
An eyewitness who fled from the crisis along with several others narrated that several houses were burnt.
Although the details of the crisis were sketchy, he claimed that a man was killed by military personnel sent to contain the clash.
The incident has left many motorists and travellers stranded for fear of being caught in the crisis. Government authorities and the Police Command are yet to confirm the casualty figure.