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Six villages razed in Gombe communal clash

The affected villages are Laushi, Lolo, Logonwo, Lolobwo, Lobanshi and Loshonwo. Traditional ruler of one of the two warring communities, Folo Dadia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar…

The affected villages are Laushi, Lolo, Logonwo, Lolobwo, Lobanshi and Loshonwo. Traditional ruler of one of the two warring communities, Folo Dadia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar confirmed that fighting broke out over a dispute on a piece land.

Victims of the destruction majority of whom are women and children fled the scene of the violence and are currently taking refuge in neighbouring villages.

Chairman of Balanga local government council, Alhaji Yusuf Manu Suwa, who spoke to our correspondent, said necessary measures have been taken to ensure normalcy returns to the affected areas, adding that armed mobile policemen have been stationed at strategic locations to stop the violence from escalating.

The state commissioner of police, Mr Joseph Ahmed Ibi at a press conference said, a detachment of armed mobile police men have been drafted to the area, noting that so far two persons have been arrested and a substantial number of locally made arms and ammunitions were seized from the warring villagers.  He said normalcy had since returned to the affected area, but warned that the police would any deal decisively with any person or group found to be fanning the violence.