Heardsmen clear out family in Nassarawa State

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed a family of four at Antsa
village of Kwarra district in Keana Local Government Area of
Nasarawa State.
Speaking to newsmen Wednesday, an eyewitness, Denen Utsa said
that the killings occurred on Tuesday.
He said: “As I speak, security operatives have been mobilised to
recover the butchered corpses from the farm where the killings
took place.”
Denen gave names of the slain Tiv family as the father of the
family, Utindi Kyor; his son Shie-Aondo; his son’s wife, Dedzugwen
and his grand son, Boyi.
A Tiv leader in the state, Thomas Gar, also spoke on the incident.
He said: “The young man was going to his farm alongside his wife
and child when they were intercepted by the suspected Fulani
herdsmen.
“They collected his man’s phone and forced him to call his father
to come so that they will release them.
“He called his father to the spot and instead of releasing them, the
young man, the wife, the child and the father that came were all
killed instantly.”
Gas, who is the Nasarawa Mzough U Tiv chairman, lamented that
the situation in Nasarawa State was worsening.
“The vice president came barely about a month ago and all our
expectations were that there will be peace. But unfortunately, there
is no peace in our communities.
“Up till now, nobody has gone back to the places of their abode;
the farming season is fast running out and they are still hanging
around in the neighbouring communities.
“We have minimum security personnel on the ground and the Tiv
people are still stranded in various IDPs camps because they have
not gone back to their places of abode,” he stated.
He appealed to the federal government to do more in alleviating
the sufferings of the Tiv farmers in the state.
“The Tiv people in the southern senatorial district of the state are
still suffering and are still trapped in the IDPs
camps”, Gar added.
It was gathered that the incident occurred within hours of another
herdsmen attack on Tiv farmers at Gada-Biu village in Obi Local
Government Area of the state.

1 Comment

  1. Good update

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