Fight Over Lady’s Love Leaves One Dead, Several Injured In Taraba
A fight which ensued between two men over a lady’s love has left at least one person dead in Jalingo,
Taraba State’s capital.
The clash, which was said to have been triggered on Sunday as a result of a fight between two young men over
a lady’s love at a party hall also led to the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.
The tension was however doused after security operatives intervened, A businessman who specializes in a
bread bakery, Salihu Sale said;
“This incident started four days ago as a minor scuffle without notice. It then degenerated into a fight between
youths of two communities over a lady.
“It later became a religious fight between Christian and Muslim youths. They broke my doors and windows, but
fortunately, security operatives arrived and took control of the situation and that is why I am here to pack what
is left of my bakery.”
Houses and worship centers were destroyed while vehicles were burnt, and shops looted in the wake of the crisis.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Azare, who visited the area condemned the incident.
He stated that only one person was killed during the crisis, adding that the police have made a few arrests
in connection with the crisis.
“From the report gathered by my men on the ground, only one person was confirmed killed with many injured
and receiving treatment at the hospital,” he said.