A communal clash on Thursday between Ebom and Usumutong communities in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State has allegedly left at least 12 persons dead and 18 injured.
It was gathered that the attacked started around 5am. Eyewitnesses said the assailants invaded each house attacking the residents.
Several houses were burnt in the process.
Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Nkereuwem Akpan, confirmed the incident.
He, however, said he did not have the casualty figure or the number of houses razed.
He also explained that policemen have been deployed to the affected areas.