Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Nine Persons in Nasarawa Farming Community


Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, in the early hours of yesterday, attacked Ajimaka, a Tiv farming community in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, killing nine persons, while several others were reported missing. The gunmen, who were said to be carrying sophisticated weapons, invaded the community at about 2:00am, shooting sporadically.

It was gathered that most of the victims were majorly women and children scampering to safety during the invasion of the area by the suspected Fulani herdsmen, Thisday reports.
An eyewitness gave names of some of the persons killed during the attack to include Tsekaa Chiatyo (m), Kwaghdoo Tsekaa (f), Sewuese Tsekaa (f), Bobo Chiatyo (m), Aondoseer Fidelis (m), Aboyi Aduku (m) and Mwuese Aseer (m).

President of Tiv Development Association (TIDA) in Nasarawa State, Comrade Peter Ahemba, confirmed the incident while speaking with journalists in Lafia and described the attack as both unprovoked and unfortunate.

When the Nasarawa State Police Command was contacted over the killings, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Nansel Ramhan, said the command was yet to receive any report on any occurrence of such from the area.


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