5 injured in Berom/Fulani clash
At least five persons were injured in a clash between Berom and Fulani youths in a local mining site at RafinAcha village in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State yesterday.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident followed two days of tension between the two groups after two herders led their cattle into a farm belonging to Berom farmers. The two cattle herders were later arrested by personnel of the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) and handed over to the police.
However, supposedly unsatisfied with the arrest, OPSH Media and Information Officer, Captain Adam Umar, told Daily Trust that some Berom youths beat up Fulani youths and news of the assault had by Thursday reached RafinAcha where the two groups have been mining for years.
Captain Umar said emotions ran high at the mining site which resulted ina scuffle. He confirmed that four Berom youths and one Fulani man were injured in the clash but stressed, “If not for our timely intervention, it would have been a serious clash but the OPSH Sector 9 commander has convened a stakeholders’ meeting with the youths and their leaders and both groups have been warned to desist from taking laws into their hands.”