Nigeria police arrest 5 over communal clashes


The Taraba Police Command has arrested five persons in connection with ethnic clashes between the Bachama and Fulani people at Badun in Lau Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Amos Olaoye, who confirmed this to newsmen on Monday in Jalingo, said the persons were arrested with machetes, bows and arrows.

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“On June 9, a group of armed men suspected to have come from neighbouring Adamawa State launched an attack on Badun and burnt down three houses.“No one was hurt in the attack. The five persons arrested are under interrogation at the state command,’’ he said.

Olaoye added that normalcy had been restored in the affected area as investigations continued.