10 February 2013

Nigeria: Nasarawa - Three Persons, Not 50, Died in Herdsmen Attack

The Nasarawa State Government Saturday denied a report in some national newpapers (Not Thisday) that 50 persons were killed in a herdsmen attack on Governor Tanko Almakura home town.

In a statement signed by the press secretary to the governor, Illiyasu Ali Yakubu, the government described the report as totally misleading and a calculated attempt to further escalate the crises.

"It was obvious that the writers are totally ignorant of the happenings in the state or were bought over by some wicked element to cause confusion.

"To set the records straight, only three persons were confirmed dead as against 50 as reported by the writer and the Fulanis herdsmen did not attack Kwandere as mentioned by the writer.

"May I advise the writer to always exhibit some sense of professionalism and check his facts before going to press so that he can be in the vanguard of promoting peace rather than causing confusion," the statement said.

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