Breaking News: Gunmen Kill 16 in Nasarawa
No fewer than 16 persons have been killed in the early hours of Wednesday in Kuduku community in Keana local government area of Nasarawa State by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani.
The gunmen, who were said to be heavily armed with sophisticated weapons, invaded the community at about 11 a.m., shooting at everybody on sight.
It was learnt that apart from the number of casualties recorded in the incident, several houses including other valuable materials worth millions of naira belonging to members of the local communities of Kuduku, Obasidoma and environs were destroyed in the attack.
LEADERSHIP reports that the incident may not be unconnected with alleged attack on some Fulani herdsmen by unknown persons around Kuduku community.
Efforts by security agents and the paramount ruler of Keana chiefdom, HRH Sen Emmanuel Elayo to bring the situation under control proved abortive.
About 25 people from Keana town who were caught with stolen items belonging to the deserted farmers in the affected communities were paraded by security agents drafted to the area to maintain law and order, a day before the attack took.
When contacted, police public relations officer of the Nasarawa State command, ASP Cornelius Ocholi said he was not aware of the incident, but pledged to inquire from the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Keana before commenting on the incident.