Eight feared dead in Nasarawa village attack

No fewer than eight persons were reportedly killed on Tuesday by persons believed to be Fulani herdsmen in Baaki village area of Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

It was learnt that the suspected herdsmen carried out serial attacks on communities in Obi Local Government Area dominated by people of Tiv extraction.

The attack came the same day President Muhammadu Buhari visited the state for a one-day working visit to inaugurate projects executed by Governor Tanko Al-Makura.

One of the residents of Baaki village, Mr. Fidelis Baaki, told our correspondent that the suspected herdsmen stormed the village at dawn and caught the villagers unawares.

According to him, apart from the persons that were killed, houses and other valuables including animals were destroyed.

He, however, appealed to both the federal and state governments to put an end to the persistent attacks and killings currently going in the villages without any challenge from security operatives.

When contacted on the telephone, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kennedy John, said the command was not aware of such killings in the area.

Buhari had during his visit to the state on Tuesday said the Federal Government would no longer tolerate any attacks by Fulani herdsmen, restating his administration’s commitment to ensure that peace and stability return to the North-Central.


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