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40 people were killed and hundred others injured in an inter tribal sectarian strife, which engulfed Wukari town of Taraba state.
Reports say houses were razed to the ground when trouble started in the early hours of Sunday when some people suspected to be Muslim youths descended on the town killing anybody on sight and burning houses.
It was also gathered that the trouble started when some youths set ablaze a telephone center close to the CRCN Church in Wukari. The killing was extended to Takum and Domga. Sources say over 100 people were wounded and receiving medical attention in several hospitals in the violence.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Joseph Kwaji, said that only 15 bodies have so far been recovered and the police have been able to bring the situation under control.