About 15 people have been killed, while properties worth millions of naira have also been destroyed in communal crisis in three communities in the Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State.
As a result, the Gombe state Government, has imposed a 24 hour curfew on the affected Nyuwar, Jessu and Yolde communities, in Balanga Local Government area with immediate effect.
Secretary to the state Government, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, said that the curfew became necessary, to douse the tension, as security personnel have also been deployed to restore peace in the communities.
State governor Inuwa Yahaya added that government would also investigate and prosecute those behind the attacks, just he assured the people of their safety.
As part of the lasting peace, the Gombe Governor said that, he has reached out to his Adamawa Counterpart Ahmadu Fintiri, to find a lasting solution to the crisis between the ethnic tribes.
The areas affected had been hotbeds of crisis between the ethnic tribes of waja and lunguda, over communal lands.