Arusha Times (Arusha)

Tanzania: Fifteen Farmers Injured By Pastoralists

Fifteen farmers of Namelok Village in Kiteto District, Manyara Region have been injured in a brawl caused by a land dispute. In the incident, the Executive Officer of Ngeju village, Mr. Melau had his 10 teeth knocked out.

The injured victims were admitted at the Kiteto District Hospital. Two others including the Executive Office have been admitted at the Dodoma Regional Hospital. The nurse on call of Kiteto District Hospital, who preferred anonymity said the condition of the injured victims admitted in the district hospital was improving.

Manyara Regional Police Commander said that the incident occurred on February 7, this year after the pastoralists were aggrieved by a resolution to allocate a parcel of land for cultivation. Councillor of Namelok Ward Yohana Lebakari and the Village Chairman, Michael Thomas were arrested by police allegedly for causing the strife.

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