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Just In : Sixteen people reportedly killed in Chieftaincy title fracas

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Just In : Sixteen people reportedly killed in Chieftaincy title fracas

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No fewer than 16 people have been reported dead in a chieftaincy tussle between Karimjo and Wurkum ethnic groups in Karim-Lamido Local Government Areas of Taraba State.

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This was disclosed by the spokeperson of the state police command, SP Usman Abdullahi, in a statement on Tuesday.

The police spokesperson said the state police commissioner has visited the Karim-Lamido town to assess the current situation.

It will be recalled that violence erupted in Karim-Lamido town headquarters of Karim-Lamido LGA when the new chief of Wurkum chiefdom who was presented with staff of office by Governor Darius Ishaku five days ago entered the town with his entourage.

Karimjo ethnic group who claimed owership of Karim-Lamido town protested against the installation of the new chief who is a Wurkum man.

The protest turned bloody leading to killings of several peoples and burning of hundreds of houses, farm produce and other property worth millions of naira.

Similarly thousands of people including women and children fled the area and are now taking refuge in Lau, Jalingo, Jen and Bambur towns.

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