15 Killed, Several Injured As Armed Men Attack Community In Nasarawa

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Gov Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State

By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia

Fifteen people have been killed and several others  injured in Numa village, Andaha Town, in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State following a night attack by armed bandits.

The Chairman Akwanga Local Government Area of the state, Mr Samuel Mashi said on Monday that the gunmen descended heavily on the community while they were partying late in the night on Sunday.

Mashi told newsmen in Akwanga that the gunmen attacked the community at about 10pm during a naming ceremony.

“They just started shooting sporadically on a community that was just having merriment.

“Unfortunately 15 people were killed in cold blood for just no reason,” he said.

The chairman said that security had been beefed up in the affected community and environs to forestall reprisal attacks and further breakdown of law and order.

Similarly, Mr Samson Gamu-Yare, Chun-Mada and Chairman Traditional Council of Akwanga, described the attack as barbaric.

He added that apart from the 15 people killed, so many others were injured and are receiving treatment in various hospitals.

He called on the state and federal government to urgently fish out the perpetrators of the attack.

The monarch urged people of the affected community to remain law abiding even in the face of the unprovoked attack.

Confirming the incident, Mohammed Akira, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal investigation Department (CID), said the command had mobilized to the area to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

It was recalled that gunmen had in March 2019, attacked and killed people in Merte and Nandem communities of the same LGA

 

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