Herdsmen kill four policemen, several villagers

Written by on April 17, 2018

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have allegedly killed 32 Tiv villagers at various locations across the southern senatorial district of Nasarawa State. The coordinated attacks reportedly took place on Saturday and Sunday.

It was learnt that the attacks were carried out simultaneously in Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma local government areas of the state, leaving 19 others with varying degrees of injury.

Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Gabriel Akaaka, said the gunmen invaded his house and set it ablaze.

It also gathered that in the affected areas about 15,000 fleeing Tiv villagers were stranded on the streets of Lafia, the state capital, while over 100,000 were taking refuge in different Internally Displaced Persons camps at Agwatashi, Aloshi, Awe, Adudu, Obi, Keana, Doma, Agyaragu, among other locations.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, said the command only learnt of the attack early on Monday.

He said, “There was an attack on Monday morning, but the command has yet to receive details as regards the number of people that lost their lives in the early hour attacks by unknown gunmen.”

In another development, the Benue State Police Command on Monday confirmed the death of four of its men, killed by suspected herdsmen. Copyright PUNCH.

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