Again! Herdsmen Wreak Havoc, kill 39, burn 15 houses in Nasarawa


No fewer than 32 unsuspecting Tiv natives are feared dead after a group of herdsmen on Monday ravaged a village in Keana Local Government Area, Nasarawa state.
The attack also left in its wake, the destruction of several homes, amounting to 15, in the Southern senatorial district of the state.
According to one of the victims, Gabriel Akaaka, who is also the state Commissioner for Water Resources in Nasarawa, the gunmen forced their way into his house and set it ablaze.
His words:
“It is true the gunmen believed to be Fulani herders raided my house this morning and set it ablaze.
The Tiv villagers are stranded. I have just spoken to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Bello, to deploy his security personnel and security operatives in the state to the area in order to rescue the villagers.”
Also confirming the incident to news reporters, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, said that 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.”
We daresay that the activities of these herdsmen is fast becoming a menace and a threat to national security. We call on the Federal government to curb the excesses of this group to avert impending disaster.

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