Nov 10, 2014 – Fulani Gunmen Attacked Nasarawa Villagers, Killed 33 Farmers
At least 33 people were feared killed in a fresh attack on Ligyabo village near Arikya in Lafia East Development Area of Nasarawa State at the weekend.
According to eyewitness account, the incident occurred at about 3 pm last Saturday, when the villagers, who were returning from farms, were attacked by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, killing 33 people including women.
Speaking to reporters, one of the victims, who escaped from the attack, Habibu Mohammed, from Agbalagu village in the area, said: “We left our farms with three women and we heard a gunshot. We saw Fulani herdsmen by the road and they opened fire on us, killing all the people. In fact, I don’t know how I escaped.”
Also speaking, a female survival, Saratu Mustapha, said she and her co-wife were riding home with their husband on his motorcycle when the gunmen killed her husband and her colleague.
Reacting to the attack, the District Head of Alizaga, Alhaji Sule Anda, called for the establishment of a police post and Army barracks in the area to curtail incessant killing of his people.
He called on Governor Tanko Al-makura to ensure the protection of lives and property in the community and end the current security challenges facing the state.
Earlier, the member representing Nasarawa Eggon East at the state Assembly, Ibrahim Muluku, blamed Governor Al-makura for not looking into the plight of his people.
[Reported By Daily Sun]