There was palpable tension on Thursday evening after a Fulani boy was allegedly killed in a fight by a resident of the Angwan Boro in Niger State, SaharaReporters reports.
According to an eyewitness, Idris Beyioku told SaharaReporters that there was pandemonium after a duel ensued between the Fulani boy and one of the residents of the community where 15 people were abducted on Monday.
It was learnt that the Fulani boy collapsed and died.
The death of the boy led to an attack by Fulani men who came in their numbers to avenge his death, and started destroying property and injuring people in the area.
The fight might be connected with Monday’s abduction of 15 people by armed bandits which has heightened tension in the area.
“Another crisis has erupted. A Fulani boy was killed, so the Fulani people are trying to avenge the death. People are saying this kidnapping issue is done by Fulanis.
“And the particular area the boy was killed was the same area the 15 people were kidnapped. The dead boy had a fight with someone from another tribe, and he died in the process. The name of the area where the incident is happening right now is Angwan Boro.
“The Fulani are trying to avenge so they came to that same place, destroyed people’s property and injured people,” Beyioku said.
There was, however, a report that the intervention of the operatives of the Nigeria Police had quelled the crisis in the community.
“But, the police have come to the rescue,” he said.