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10,000 return to IDP camps as herdsmen sustain attacks on Nasarawa villages

No fewer than 10,000 former Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nasarawa State have returned to some of the camps they had earlier vacated, following renewed attacks on their villages by suspected herdsmen in the southern parts of the state.

It was gathered that the attacks on farmers in Keana, Awe, Doma and Obi Councils have led to the death of many farmers and destruction of property.Yesterday, a 29-year-old young man, identified as Israel Okeh, was attacked and killed by the marauding herdsmen along Ankoma-Doka road in Doma Council.

The victim, who hails from Gidan Rai, was said to be conveying two women on a motorcycle when the attackers ambushed and killed him, while the two women narrowly escaped.

At Udela village in Awe Council, the armed herdsmen reportedly opened fire on the locals at midnight while they were asleep, killing one on the spot, with two others severely injured.

The Guardian, April 14, 2018

 

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