3 killed in youths clashes in Niger

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Minna

Three young men were re­ported killed in a vi­o­lence that erupted last week be­tween Gbagyi and Hausa youths in Garam vil­lage, Tafa Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Niger State.

Chair­man of the coun­cil Jib­rin M. Kal­lamu con­firmed the in­ci­dent on Wed­nes­day while speak­ing with news­men in Minna. He said the cri­sis be­gan fol­low­ing a mis­un­der­stand­ing on the use of part of a road.

He said a Gbagyi young man, who was rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle, was al­leged to have been in­tim­i­dated by a group of some Hausa youths who blocked the part of the main road.

This irked the Gbagyi youth who mo­bilised his fel­low kins­men for an at­tack.

Kal­lamu said all ef­fort to re­solve the dis­pute proved fu­tile as the sit­u­a­tion went out hand, leading to a Hausa youth to stab the Gbagyi youth and that led to his death at the hospi­tal on March 24.

When the news of the death fil­tered in the vil­lage, Gbagyi youths at­tacked the Hausa youths, leading to the death of two.

“We have met with se­cu­rity agents, tra­di­tional rulers and other com­mu­nity lead­ers in a bid to stop spread of the cri­sis in the area,” he said.

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