Benue Youths clash with Hausa community in Makurdi

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Hundreds of Hausas came out with weapons after a Fulani man was killed by a vehicle in Makurdi

There’s been tension in Benue, following a clash between youths of the state and Hausa community in Makurdi, the state’s capital today. It was gathered that violence in Wadata area of Makurdi , Benue state erupted after a Fulani man was hit and killed by a vehicle .

An eyewitness who spoke to TheCable claimed that many youths were reportedly injured in the clash, in the area which has a high concentration of

Hausas and Fulanis . The source further disclosed that businesses and markets in the area have also closed for the day as a result of the violence, as cars are being vandalized by irate youth in the area which houses the city’s main abattoir .

This is coming after the National Vice President of Miyetti Allah Cattle Herders Association, Husaini Yusuf Bosso, has issued out a warning to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and residents of the state, to expect more bloodshed.

Recall that he said;

“Earlier today, a Fulani man was hit dead by a car in Wuruku market. Before we know it, hundreds of Hausa people all came out with their weapons and the whole area is now upside down” the source said

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