LAGOS, Nigeria, May 4 (UPI) -- Violent clashes over land ownership in Nigeria between Christians and Muslims have left at least 67 people dead, the BBC reported Tuesday.
A police spokesman said there could be more bodies as yet unfound in central highland town of Yelwa.
The latest round of violence follows months of fighting between Christian farmers and Muslim cattle-herders in the area, which had already killed more than 100 people.
Assistant Police Commissioner Sotonye Wakama told reporters he visited the predominantly Muslim town of Yelwa after witnesses fleeing the area reported an attack late Sunday.
Mohammed Ahmed said he had escaped after the town was attacked by a band from the rival Tarok community, who arrived with two jeeps mounted with machine guns.
In February, 48 Christians were killed by armed Muslims in Yelwa after they took refuge in a church.