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Gunmen K!ll Pastor, 5 Others In Nasarawa | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Mar 25, 2024

 

Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed six people during a separate attack in the Kadarko community of Keana Local Government Area, Nasarawa State.
According to report, three people, including a clergyman, Kingsley Orshase, were killed in the Tse-Abir Azer community in Kadarko last Friday, while three others were shot dead on Sunday morning.
The chairman of the United Farmers Association of Kadarko, UFAK, Denis Utsa, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Monday, said the gunmen attacked the area at around 4 p.m. on Friday, killing two people on the spot.
He said the third victim, Mr Orshase, died in the hospital on Saturday.
Mr Utsa added that many other victims sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries.
Narrating what transpired, Mr Utsa said the victims had gone fishing at a nearby river in the Tse-Abir Azer area when the gunmen attacked them.
He also disclosed that a Fulani pastoralist was killed in a reprisal attack.
“On March 22nd, at about 4 pm, Tiv farmers in the Tse-Abir Azer area of Kadarko went fishing, and gunmen attacked them by the river, resulting in the deaths of two farmers and one Fulani in a reprisal.
“The gunmen had invaded the IDP’s rebuilt settlements, and dozens of them have fled back to Kadarko and Giza for refuge. Many of the IDP farmers were injured.
“Three Eggon farmers were killed on Sunday, bringing the death toll to six within two days,” he told Daily Trust Newspaper.
There was no official confirmation of the incident by both the state government and security agencies as at the time of filing this report.

By Umar Audu

 

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