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Police arrest 11 suspects in Mokwa communal clash

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Niger State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of 11 suspects in the recent Katcha/Kpata Kacha bloody communal clash in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

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The state Commissioner of Police, Dibal Yakadi, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Wednesday.

Mr Yakadi said a fight between two brothers from the two different communities snowballed into a full blown communal crisis, leaving one dead.

He explained that the quarrel was over long standing ownership dispute of a parcel of land.

The police commissioner told NAN that the command had deployed 70 policemen to restore peace and normalcy to the communities.

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He appealed to residents to assist the police with further information that would help determine immediate and remote causes of the incident with a view to nipping future crises in the bud.


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