10 March 2012

Nigeria: 20 Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Invade Community

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One of the 60 houses razed in the mayhem.

Lafia — No fewer than 20 people were said to have been killed while several others were injured when some Fulani herdsmen reportedly invaded Kadarko town, in Keana LGA of Nasarawa State last Thursday evening.

The invaders, reportedly stormed the community's weekly market as the residents were rounding off their day's business, and fired several gunshots indiscriminately, thus killing their victims instantly and injuring over 50 others before escaping.

Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa State, Cornellius Ocholi, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, confirmed the development but said reports at his disposal showed that only four people including a police inspector who was passing through the area at that time lost their lives.

Ocholi said the state police command, had on getting the information on the development, mobilized a team of its men to the troubled spot, adding that the situation had been brought under control, even as soldiers had joined the police with a view to restoring total peace and order in the area.

The Nasarawa State Government was yet to react on the development as at the time of going to the press.

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