1 Dead, Many Injured As Hausa, Fulani Clash In Ondo Over Theft Of Indian Hemp

A bloody clash between some Fulani and Hausa settlers in the Ogbese community, in the Akure North council area of Ondo state, reportedly resulted in one death, with many others critically injured.

The cause of the clash could not be ascertained at press time but according to Vanguard, eyewitness accounts said that the bloody clash started on Tuesday evening and degenerated by Wednesday.

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A local who spoke in to Vanguard said that the crisis was caused as a result of a clash between a Fulani man living in the forest and a Hausa man in the community over indian hemp.

According to him “the Fulani man allegedly stole from a pack of the cannabis kept in the bush by the Hausa man .

”The two of them fought over pack of Indian hemp kept in the bush by the Hausa man. The fight extended to the town on Tuesday.

“It happened that one of the Fulani man was killed in the clash and shops that belong to Hausa were set ablaze in the night .

“But we have been seeing the policemen and some security agents patrolling the town since yesterday (Tuesday).

Reacting, the police spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed that eight shops were burnt during the clash.

Odunlami said, ”There is no clash between Hausa and Fulani people in Ogbese, the police got a report that about eight shops were razed by fire at midnight with accusing fingers being pointed at a particular extraction.”