Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed 10 persons and injured 15 others as they attacked two communities in Nasarawa State Saturday afternoon.
Tragedy struck in Nasarawa State on Saturday afternoon as Fulani herdsmen reportedly attacked communities in the state, killing 10 persons and leaving 15 injured.
The attackers armed with guns, knives and axes were said to have stormed the Iga and Rutu communities in Nasarawa Eggon and Doma local governments respectively between 2 and 4p.m., catching residents unawares as they left immediately after the attack.
Sources say over 50 Fulanis besieged Iga through the bush and started destroying any property in sight, killing eight inhabitants of the area majority of who were said to be farmers.
“Nobody was aware of the attack. Some of us were under the tree and suddenly we heard some people screaming, shouting, and calling for help. By then, the whole community was in confusion commotion, and everybody needed to run and hide somewhere,” an eyewitness said.
Following the attack, the corpses of the deceased were said to have deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) in Lafia, the state capital.
At Rutu village in Doma Local Government, it was learnt that the middle-age farmer who was an Eggon by tribe was shot alongside his son as he tried to move out some of their belongings from the community.
It was gathered that the deceased and his son had successfully packed some of the belongings and were trying to escape on a motorcycle when the assailants caught up with them and shot them.