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Mango Tree Dispute Kills 2 People And 40 Houses Burnt In Edo


At least two people have been killed and 40 houses burnt down after an inter communal clash broke out in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

The communities, the Uneme-Ekpedo and Bekuma-Okpameri communities clashed on Wednesday after some members quarrelled over a mango tree.

It was learnt that some people from Uneme-Ekpedo community went into a bush to pluck mangoes, but one of them was killed by youths from Bekuma-Okpameri community, who claimed the mango tree belonged to them.

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Angered by the killing, youths from Uneme-Ekpedo reportedly mobilized and attacked Bekuma-Okpameri and set houses ablaze. The palace of the traditional ruler of Bekuma-Okpameri, HRH Moses Alabi, is among houses torched by the rampaging youths.

Many residents of Bekuma-Okpameri were said to be camping Lampese, a neighbouring village, as their community has been completely sacked.

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, confirmed the incident, saying the Police has begun investigation into the tragedy.

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