NASARAWA: Herdsmen gun down pregnant woman, rape others, injure scores
A tragic scene played out in the Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State when heavily armed Fulani herdsmen stormed the area, killing a pregnant woman, raped some victims and injured others.
Reports say the herdsmen launched an attack on Tiv farmers in the area in the early hours of Monday, shooting sporadically into the air to scare residents, as the pregnant woman identified as Mrs Dorcas Mbagbidi-Akaahan, 28, was unfortunately hit by a stray bullet.
According to a resident of the area identified as Obasanjo Akaahan, the casualty would have been more had the herdsmen attacked during the day.
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Obasanjo said; “Last week Monday night, some Fulani herders suspected to be from Wurgan-Dogo stormed Tse Shiga aka Gidan Soja in their numbers, shooting sporadically as we scampered for our dear lives. One person was killed and many others injured.”
The incident was confirmed by ASP Samaila Usman, the Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, who informed that two suspects have been arrested in connection to the crime.
ASP Usman said; “So far, two suspects in connection with the crime have been arrested and investigation is still going on to ensure that the prime suspect is arrested.”
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