Violence has reportedly broken out in Taraba State, north-east Nigeria as youths took to the streets, slashing and breaking in the early hours of Sunday.
The latest communal clash to rock the state has engulfed the towns of Gembu, Nguroje and other parts of Sardauna Local Government Area.
Eyewitnesses say the carnage is as a result of disputes between Fulani and the Kakas ethnic groups.
“As I am talking to you, violence has erupted, they are attacking us, and some were killed,” a resident said asking to remain anonymous for security reasons.
While the State Police Command is yet to release an official statement on the incident, a security source in the area confirmed the violence to Premium Times.
“As I am talking to you, curfew has been imposed following this crisis that ensued between the Kakas and Fulani.
“The casualty is yet to be ascertained,” the source said.
Sunday’s mayhem comes in the wake of tension in and around Nguroje town after security personnel of the State Security Service moved in to arrest some individuals suspected to be engineering unrest the area.
Taraba, like other states in the Niger-Benue trough, has been terrorised by armed Fulani herdsmen over the past two years, leading to communal clashes between local tribes and resident Fulanis.