The heartless Fulani herdsmen have started their attack again. Some reporters have gathered that they murdered 32 Tiv villagers at numerous locations across the southern senatorial district of Nasarawa State.
A fresh attack was carried out on Monday night. The attack had seven people injured, with about 15 houses set ablaze in the same Keana Local Government Area.
There have been several reports that came earlier about the Fulani herdsmen attacks that were carried out on Saturday and Sunday. This earlier attacked were carried out simultaneously in Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma local government areas, all in Nasarawa state.
The fresh attack from Monday night has made seven people lost their lives and nineteen people was injured so badly.
The state Commissioner for Water Resources in Nasarawa state, Gabriel Akaaka, told news reporters that the gunmen forced their way into his house and set it ablaze. Here’s what he had to say:
“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 hearsay that these herdsmen activities are fast becoming a menace and a serious threat to the entire citizens of Nigeria. We call on the Federal government to control the excesses of this group to stop their impending disaster.