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Two Persons Killed, 15 Houses Set Ablaze In Kogi Communal Clash

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Two persons on Tuesday, lost their lives in a communal clash in Ikende community in Bassa Local Government Council area of Kogi State.

The state Police Public Relation Officer, ASP William Aya, who confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja, said that the clashes occurred between the Ebira and Bassa kwomu speaking people of the community on November 26 and November 28.

He said that corpses of the two victims were recovered by policemen in the area, adding that four other persons were seriously wounded in the clashes.

He also said 15 houses, 5 vehicles and 15 motorcycles were burnt by the warring groups, and that the situation had been brought under control.

He said no arrest had been made.

The PPRO said that Ikende town had been deserted by residents, and that anti-riot policemen will remain on ground until the safety can be guaranteed, adding that investigation into the immediate and remote cause of the clashes has commenced.



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