The Nasarawa Police Command on Sunday confirmed that five persons died in the renewed communal crisis in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Umar Ismaila, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia.
He said the crisis broke out between the Eggon and Gwandara ethnic groups over a farm land at Igga in Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area on Saturday.
Umar, however, said that normalcy had been restored in the area following the prompt response of the police to a distress call.
The police spokesman said investigation into the crisis had commenced and urged residents to avoid taking laws into their hands.
He stressed that law enforcement agencies were always on hand and willing to settle all disputes.
State governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-makura, will soon meet with President Goodluck Jonathan to find lasting solution to the recurring crisis in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, announced this on Sunday, shortly after an emergency security meeting held at Government House in Lafia.
Idris explained that it has become imperative for the governor to meet with the president to highlight the security challenges facing the state.
He said that though security operatives in the state were on top of the situation, the assistance of the Federal Government was required to tackle the situation.
The commissioner said that five people lost their lives in the crisis which occurred on Saturday in Iggah, Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the state.
He said that a team of security personnel had been drafted to the troubled area, adding that normalcy had since returned to the area.
The heads of the all the security agencies in the state attended the emergency meeting.