Another clash between Fulani herdsmen and villagers has claimed the lives of five people. This took place barely four days after an attack that claimed 20 lives in Niger State.
This time, the incident took place in Tungan Malam, a cattle market in the Paikoro Local Government Area of the state. The clash was said to have occurred after a heated argument between a villager and Fulani youth in the Tungan Malam market.
An eyewitness said as the argument degenerated to the extent that a Fulani youth reportedly stabbed the villager to death making his kit and kin to come to his rescue.
He said no one was sure of what caused the argument between the Fulani youth and the villager that resulted in the loss of lives of four others.
However, the police claimed that the fracas occurred at a beer parlour within the community and that the actors could have been under the influence of alcohol.