The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed that two persons have been killed in the ongoing renewed battle in the Karim-Lamido Local Government Area of the state.
It also confirmed that no fewer than five villages were burnt down by the rampaging youths.
Making the confirmation on Saturday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abdullahi Usman, said the ongoing upheaval in the council is a “gorilla welfare.”
The Wurkun and Karinjo ethnic groups of the council have been at loggerheads over where the headquarters of the traditional stool of the area should be situated.
The command has blamed the ongoing attacks on the Karinjo community, adding that anti-riot policemen, soldiers and other security operatives have been deployed to the area.
He also said the Karinjo engaged mercenaries from the nearby Lau local government, a situation which led to the destruction of five villages belonging to the Wurkun.