Six person’s had been reportedly killled by gunmen suspected to be ‘Fulani herders’ at a town in Nasarawa State.
The incident happened during the last weekend at a Tiv settlement in Keana Local Government Area of the State.
The President, Tiv Development Association (TIDA) Nasarawa State, Comrade Peter Ahemba, confirmed the disturbing occurrence to reporters in a statement dated June 11.He disclosed that the victims included four women and two men.
He also revealed that the killers stormed Tse-Jimin village, Jimin-Gbaka in Aloshi kingdom of Keana LGA at night about 9:45 pm on Friday and killed no fewer than six residents.
Ahemba, revealed names of the victims as Mnena Gideon, Blessing Oliver, Ityokugh Yakubu, Batholomi Yahaya,Timothy Aye and Ababi Tsabvee. According to Ahemba, one of the women who survived the attack affirmed to him that the hoodlums were Fulani herdsmen.
He said: “My call to the government of Nasarawa State is to strengthen the security of lives and properties of the citizens including that of the Tiv people of Nasarawa State, this attack is unprovoked,”
“Highly unprovoked, there was nothing, they just came and attacked our people, so I’m appealing to the governnent of Nasarawa and federal government to come to the aid of the Tiv people of Nasarawa State.
“We are being annihilated, they are chasing us away from Nasarawa State for what we don’t know, we are very peaceful people and committed to promoting peace among the diverse nationalities of Nasarawa State
“I want to commend the prompt intervention of the security agents in Keana LG and the traditional rulers “the traditional ruler of Aloshi has summon a meeting of Tiv and Fulani leaders in the area to find lasting solution,” he added.