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One dead as Herders battle to seize farmland for grazing in Yobe state

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According to reports, Herdsmen believed to be Fulanis and villagers engaged in a deadly clash over grazing land in Yobe State.

The ugly which transpired yesterday in the state led to involved a casualty of the headers and the razing of farms including burning down of a building in the endangered village, police statement confirmed.

AbdulKarim Dungus, the Yobe State’s Police Command Public Relations Officer noted in a message at about 0330hrs that Fulani Herdsmen raided the farmlands of Garin Malam village in Jakusko Local Government Area, Yobe State.

He said the herdsmen began to graze their livestock on farm produce, which led to the villagers coming out to attack them.

The Command stated the Herders’ action “prompted the neighborhood both their vigilante to respond immediately to halt the herders, “as a result bow and arrows fighting ensued” causing the demise of the dead Fulani Herder.

The message read further “Consequently, the herders stormed the Garin Malam community and razed down a house and burnt down some farm produce belonging to the community.”

However, the intense clash was calmed following quick intervention by men of the Force and the injured ones were immediately rushed to Nguru Federal Medical Centre. Police revealed.

Dungus mentioned the state’s commissioner of police deployed several officers to maintain peace and resist continued escalation of the troubling situation.

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