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Gunshots Fired As Konkombas Clash With Fulanis; 10 Houses Burnt

Konkombas and Fulanis in the Sabare-Jagrido in the Zabzugu District of the Northern Region were caught up in a crossfire Wednesday morning.

At least 100 cattle and 10 houses belonging to the Fulanis are said to have been burnt to ashes by the Konkombas Wednesday morning, Assembly member for the area, Joe Okoch told TV3.

The incident is believed to be a reprisal of an attack on a Kokomba on Tuesday.

“Two young Fulanis on Tuesday April 3, 2018 at about 2:40pm inflicted cutlass wounds on a Konkomba farmer by name Naja Binni when he tried to scold the two boys for bringing cattle to his farm. The boys returned home and informed their father that they have been beaten by Naja”.

The incident was reported to the assemblyman who went to Naja’s farm only to find him lying in a pool of blood with cutlass wounds.

“I took him to the Zabzugu Hospital for treatment and then reported the incident at the police station but before I could return home, I had information that the Konkombas have attacked the Fulanis, burnt their homes and killed their cattle”.

He said he returned home to find at least 10 houses burnt and about 100 cattle also killed.

“I called the police who came here last night to see for themselves. Then we retired to sleep thinking it was over only for both the Konkombas and Fulanis to start shooting right now”, he told TV3 Wednesday morning.

3news.com gathered security personnel are yet to move in to ensure ceasefire between the two groups.

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