Five people have been killed since Tuesday night in two communities in Yala council area of Cross River.
A correspondent in the state says the shooting in O’Oba and Itega Okpame lasted all through Tuesday night and is still ongoing.
Alhassan Aminu, the police commissioner for Cross River, confirmed the deployment of police.
He said that some miscreants from O’Oba invaded the other community and began shooting.
“I am fully aware of it. My men have been sent to those places…”
Houses have been set on fire.
Gabe Onah, a former chairman of the Cross River carnival commission, owned one of the houses.
The number of casualties has not yet been determined.
Since the shootings began, five people have been reported dead.