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Property worth millions naira destroy in Benue communal dispute

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Property worth millions of naira were destroyed in a communal clash between Ipav and Yandev communities in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.

Sources said clashes between the two communities , which started on Saturday over a minor argument and continued till Sunday morning led to the burning of about 30 houses.

Worship places were also torched while economic tress like oranges, mangoes and cashews were cut down by the warring communities.

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The crisis erupted over a disputed land between Mbakpegh of Ipav and Mbatur of Yandev communities at the bank of a stream called Amboor.

Governor Samuel Ortom, who sent the Secretary of State (SSG) Tony Ijohor and Security Advisor Paul Hemba appealed to all parties involved in the dispute to keep off the land until the matter is resolved.

A detachment of mobile police team had been deployed to the area as at press time.

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