3 killed in Niger communal clash

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Three persons have been killed and over 30 injured in a communal clash between Boku and Doko in Lavun local government area Niger State.

Several and vehicles were destroyed and many cows, goats and sheep stolen in Boku community, it was said.

The Nation gathered that the clash was over land, a perennial dispute between them.

It was gathered that while efforts settle the dispute was ongoing, some from Doko sprayed chemical on a disputed farm and were attacked by Boku youths.

Doko reportedly mobilised and went Boku in revenge attack.

A resident Boku community, Mohammed Alikali said two persons died instantly during the attack while the third person died at Federal Medical Centre Bida while receiving treatment.

Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the incident, saying investigation had begun.