Home / AFRICA NEWS / News Africa / At least 19 dead over Nigerian fish pond dispute

At least 19 dead over Nigerian fish pond dispute

Police have been deployed to a remote area in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Taraba following deadly ethnic clashes over a disputed fishing pond.

At least 19 people were killed in the violence on Sunday, according to Taraba State’s police spokesperson.

Some reports suggest the number of people killed was higher with many others wounded on both sides.

Dozens of homes have also been burnt down.

In Nigeria, many residents of riverine areas rely on small-scale fishing activities to earn a living.

There has been longstanding tension between the Shomo and Jole ethnic communities with each claiming ownership of the fishing pond in Lau area of Taraba state which they rely on to earn a living.

This has led to occasional violent clashes before.

About Elvis Anokye

Check Also

Gabon and Togo join the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth has admitted Gabon and Togo as its 55th and 56th members respectively. Both …

Zimbabwe lobbies to rejoin Commonwealth

Zimbabwe at the ongoing Commonwealth summit in Rwanda continued with lobbying for readmission 18 years …

NIGERIA: Man flogs His girlfriend mercilessly for cheating on him

A young man has stirred a topic on social media after a video of him …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com