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Police Confirm 5 Killed in Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack on Nassarawa Communities


Five people were killed when gunmen suspected to Fulani herdsmen attacked Kadarko village and the surrounding communities in Obi Local Government Area of Nassarawa State on Tuesday.
The Nassarawa State Police Command through its spokesman, Kennedy Idirisu, disclosed this on Wednesday in Lafia, the state capital.
Kadarko village was attacked on January 29 by gunmen that killed seven persons.
Idirisu said that the attackers invaded the village at night and shot everyone on sight.
He said the command had deployed adequate personnel to quell the attacks, adding that relative normalcy had returned to the area.
He said that the command had arrested three suspects in connection with the attacks, but explained that the situation was “a bit tense.”
According to him, the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Bello, is already on his way to the affected areas for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.
A resident of Kadarko village, who spoke on the Tuesday attack, said that the trouble started when a 17-year-old boy had his arm chopped off by unknown persons suspected to be herdsmen.
The source, who craved anonymity, said that the attackers later stormed the village at night, shooting sporadically at anyone on sight.
“Even the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp was not spared,” he said, adding that many people were injured in the stampede as women and children scampered for safety.


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