At least twelve (12) persons have been arrested by the North-East Regional Police Command in connection with the clash between Gbalo and Sagon communities in the Chereponi district, police say.
The suspects are Sulemana A. Mumuni, Salifu Abdulai, Sulemana Seidu, Alidu Mukaila, Adam Naaba, Alhassan Nasona, Bawah Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, and Bawah Sake.
The others include Imoro Bomah, Imoro Karim, Adams Nasona and Abdulai Yussif.
There was a disagreement over farmland leading to the destruction of properties in the enclave.
The clashes which happened about a month ago led to the burning down of sixteen (16) houses and the killing of several livestock.
Many feared the incident could lead to tribal conflict like in 2019 when several lives were lost in a similar incident.
However, the timely intervention of the Police led to the saving of lives and restoration of calm in the affected communities.
Meanwhile, the suspects will be arraigned before court today, August, 25, 2022 to face justice.
Below is a copy of statement by the Police