Man Blinded By Arrow In Communal Clash

A man has been blinded by an arrow while others were killed In a communal clash between two border communities of Gamawa and Zaki LGAs of Bauchi State.

The state police spokesperson, SP Ahmed Wakili who was unable to confirm the number of deaths explained that the clash was between the youths of the Tarbuwa community in the Zaki local government area sharing a boundary with the Kubdiya community in the Gamawa local government area.

He maintained that the two communities used various dangerous weapons such as bows and arrows, clubs, sticks and others to attack each other leading to death and injuries on both parties

Wakili, however, stated that the situation has been put under control as security operatives has being dispatched to the area

He said: “There was a clash between the two border communities of Gamawa and Zaki LGAs. The two communities attacked themselves on Tuesday. As a result, one Aliyu Idris of Kubdiya was shot in the eye with an arrow.

“Others: Abdullahi Abdullahi 38, Waziri Garba 26, Ishau Alhaji 25, Umar 30, Idris Abdullahi 27, Udu Abdullahi Yari 36, Mohammed Goni 31, Hassan Zakari 30, Umar Idris, Ahmadu Hussaini Wagaji, Alhaji 40, all from Kubdiya village were all injured.

“The DPO and a number of Policemen visited the affected area and evacuated two of the victims to the General Hospital, Gamawa for treatment while 2 other victims were referred to the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Azare for further treatment where others are receiving treatment.”

The PPRO avowed that investigations have commenced in order to unravel the circumstances that led to the clash, assuring that anyone found culpable no matter his status would be arrested and prosecuted according to the laws of the country.

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