One killed, several houses burnt in clash between two families over land in Benue

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One killed, several houses burnt in clash between two families over land in Benue

One person was reportedly killed on Sunday morning while several others were injured and many houses burnt in a renewed clash between two families of Mbapen clan in Taraku town of Gwer East Local Government Area in Benue State.

 

It was gathered that the deceased victim identified as Tseaa Wanpera was a director in the services of the state government in the ministry of arts and culture.

 

It was also learned that the whereabouts of one person remains unknown following the deadly clash, which constitutes an age-long crisis reignited as a result of land dispute between two households (Aku and Mon) that are great grandchildren of Mbaakemcha, in Mbapen Clan.

 

Mbaakemcha is one of the Tiv communities inhabiting Taraku, a bustling rural town of about 15-minutes’ drive to Otukpo, headquarters of Idoma kingdom.

 

A witness told Daily Trust correspondent on phone that the unsettled dispute escalated overtime to such extent that the brothers were usually on war path, a development…



Source: Linda Ikeji