If not for the intervention of security agents, we would be reporting a bloody religious clash in Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola.

Several students were injured in an early morning clash between two groups of students over a supposedly stolen phone.

A student was accused of stealing a phone and was lynched but his friends decided to retaliate.

This led to a fracas that almost turned into a religious clash.

When contacted, the Information Officer of the Polytechnic, Mr Albert Mathilah, confirmed the incident and said the institution would soon issue its position on the matter.

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“Normalcy has been restored and things are going on normally in the school.

“We will soon issue a statement on the incident,” Mathilah said.

Also, the spokesman of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Suleiman Baba, said the corps deployed its men when the crisis started around 2 a.m.

“Things are under control. I am still waiting for the details before I can tell you what really happened or number of casualties,” Baba said.

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