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Monday, August 20, 2018

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attack, kills pregnant woman, rape others

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attack, kills pregnant woman, rape others

Unidentified gunmen believed to be
Fulani militia have again attacked Tiv farmers, killing a pregnant
woman, raping and injuring scores of others in the Awe Local Government
Area of Nasarawa State.

Northern City News gathered
that the gunmen shot a 28-year-old woman, Mrs Dorcas Mbagbidi-Akaahan,
and injured scores in Tse Shiga,  Azara area of Awe LGA.

The attackers were said to have laid
siege to the community in the early hours of Monday, shooting
sporadically into the air to scare residents, but Mbagbidi-Akaahan was
hit by stray bullets leading to her death.

Speaking to our correspondent, a
survivor, Obasanjo Akaahan, said the community would have recorded many
casualties if the attack had occurred in the daytime.

He 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.”

Similarly, a woman was also allegedly raped by the attackers in Kalachi, a Tiv community in the Giza area of Keana LGA.

Our correspondent learnt that two women
were going to the farm in the early hours of Tuesday when they ran into
suspected Fulani herdsmen who allegedly assaulted them.

It was further gathered that the
security operatives in Giza hurriedly swung into action following a
tip-off and rescued the women.

Confirming the incident to our
correspondent, the Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State
Command, ASP Samaila Usman, said two suspects had been arrested in
connection with the crime, adding that the command had commenced
investigation to apprehend other suspects still at large

He 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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