By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir
Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the killing of eighty three cows belonging to a Fulani herdsman, Alhaji Bagega Baruna in the state by suspected gunmen on Saturday.
The State Command Police Public Relations Officer ASP Ismail Norman confirmed the incident at Loko, Nasarawa Local government of the state, explaining that the killing happened at the early hours of Saturday, April 30.
According Adamu Yusuf, Nasarawa State Correspondent of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), the PPRO said the Police “arived the scene of the incident at about 3.30pm and discovered that the hoodlums have killed no fewer than eighty three cows belonging to one Alhaji Bajega Barguma of Adaye area in Loko Development Area” he said.
According to him, a Police team was at the scene of the incident and investigation was on to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardl act.
Also speaking on the issue, the Chief of Loko, Abubakar Ahmed Sabo said there was only one unarmed Police officer posted to the whole town with a population of more than two hundred people.
He revealed that about twenty youth were killed recently in a clashed involving Fulani herdsmen and Agatu youths and called on the government to mobilize more security to the area to forestall anything untowards and nips such attacks in the bud. He also appealed to the affected victims not to take law into their hands.
Throwing more light on the attack, the herdsmen leader in Loko, Baderi Ahmadu explained that the incident occurred last Saturday morning when they discovered that eighty three cows belonging to Alhaji Bagega Baruna were killed at Adaye area very closed to an agatu community in Benue.