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Fulani Herdsmen Attack Nasarawa Village; 10 Killed, Over 5,000 Displaced

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Fulani Herdsmen Attack Nasarawa Village; 10 Killed, Over 5,000 Displaced

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Jan 15, 2013 – Fulani Herdsmen Attack Nasarawa Village; 10 Killed, Over 5,000 Displaced

No fewer than10 people were reported killed in Agbashi, Ekya Development Area of Nasarawa State in a renewed clash between the people of the area and Fulani herdsmen. The people of Agbashi deserted their village, as Fulani herdsmen attacked the village in the early hours of yesterday killing 10 and, leaving several others with injuries.

Over 5, 000 residents were displaced. When Daily Sun visited the area, it was gathered that the attack was a repraisal by the Fulani for the killing last week of their kinsmen. It was also gathered that many of the villagers had run for dear lifeto nearby towns like Doma, Lafia and Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The victims of the incident who were mostly women, children and the aged trekked several kilometers into their safety.

Speaking to Daily Sun, a resident of the area who did not want his name in print said he could not ascertain the number of people killed in the crisis, but comfirmed that one of his sisters was in a serious condition, as the attackers macheted her to the point of death, and that half of the village was razed down by the attackers. In a related development, the people of Araho and Kawo in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State deserted their villages yesterday for fear of repraisal attack from soldiers.

Daily Sun investigation revealed that there was attacks on the two villages and the soldiers who were deployed to maintain peace mounted barricade to prevent attackers from invading the community, but the villagers mistakenly attacked the soldiers, and wounded their leader, a captain (name withheld) and is presently receiving treatment at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia. The villagers deserted their villages after the attack for fear of reprisal by soldiers.

When Daily Sun visited Specialist Hospital, Lafia yesterday security men refused the reporter. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Adah could not be reached for comments on the matter.

[Daily Sun]

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. mulikatcardoso

    January 15, 2013 at 6:40 AM

    Fulani herdmens and Agbashi people they all call themself Arewa United people, so that is not our problem,let them setle their prolem by themself.all we know that Fulani herdsmen problem is getting to much,more fulanis are moveing in from Niger,Chad and Mali into Nigeria everyday,all we need they are not even 1 % close to us in time of tradition and belive in human beings live, so those human we dont want them in our area,we have fulanis that became nigeria wahala for 150 to 200 yrs, we dont need new ones again moveing in with their skinny cattles to our place, cos any place u find them always blood.we see that in yewa ,ogun state,lagos on baga express road,oyo state, osun, even in eastern part they have started moveing in, only in Edo state dont allowed those killer to kill their people on their fathers land again illigal immigrates,illiterates,humans beings life and blood is nothing to them, they kill as if the kill goat.

  2. Amy

    January 15, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    God help us in dis our country

  3. abbey2812

    January 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    I wonder why outsiders will come and be killing us on our..don’t we have rght to leave a peaceful life on our land again? Our leaders sould urgently find solution to cub this stupid act of these fulani herdsmen ..

  4. Idowu david ojo

    January 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    ‘Slap me i slap you back’ when will all these nonsense end in nigeria. God have mercy on us.

  5. emin emin

    January 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    The Nigerian Govt is planning to acquire land throughout the country for them, and Cross River State govt s receiving them with both hands, soon what is happening in Jos and Nasarawa wl b replicated in large scale throughout the country if these moves by Northern senators is allowed to scale through.

  6. Abdullahi Yusuf

    January 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    @mulicat, ur talking like an illiterate…after u’ll say one nigeria..instead praying 4 peace ur busy saying let dem kill themselves afterall dey r all northerners…dis is uncalled for

  7. ode mark

    January 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    wen will nigeria stand up 4 a nigerian, its 2 bad, our govt is sleeping, pls let dem wake up, 4rm dia sleep

  8. babafemi

    January 16, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    The terrain of dis fulani ppl is becoming something else, they are too heartless n destructive, u cannot complain when they destroy ur farm produce, d next thing is for them to start killing ppl cos of their useless cows…….. Let d govt intervene n all dis madness stop or else, another boko haram or cow haram problem is coming

  9. stephanie adams

    January 16, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    @mulicat,I pray something of this nature never happens to you,cos if it does,you would live to regret the comment you posted.

  10. Joses.philip@yahoo.com

    January 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    May God help us al in this lovely country of ours. The problem can only be solved by ernest prayers. It is awful that we are only experiencing it here for a first time in a long time. What i believe is no matter how hard they try to cause division in this lovely country of ours they can never succeed in jesus name.

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