Herdsmen Kill 39 In Nasarawa, 6 Policemen In Benue, Kano

Fulani herdsmen have allegedly killed 32 Tiv villagers at various locations in Nasarawa State.

It was learnt that over 15 houses were burnt in Keana Local Government Area of the state.

It was also learnt that the house of the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Gabriel Akaaka, was invaded and his house set ablaze.

He said, “It is true the gunmen believed to be Fulani herders raided my house this morning and set it ablaze.

“The Tiv villagers are stranded. I have just spoken to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Bello, to deploy his security personnel and security operatives in the state to the area in order to rescue the villagers.”

Meanwhile, six policemen have been killed by gunmen in Benue. The alleged herdsmen killed five riot policemen deployed to check the wanton killings in the state.

According to an eyewitness in Ayilamo, Tersoo Anande, a riot policeman was attacked and killed along the Ayilamo- Anyone road on Sunday evening at about 6 pm.

Following this, a team of riot policemen in two trucks mobilized and went in pursuit of the attackers but ran into an ambush. Four of them were killed and an unspecified number is missing.

In Kano, the attackers killed one Police Sergeant attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) on Escort duty and abducted Mr. Michael Cremza, a German Nationale working with Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company.

Kano Police spokesman Magaji Musa Majia said: “The Kano State Police Command is displeased to inform the general public of an ugly incident which occurred today Monday 16th April, 2018 at about 0745hrs along Sabon Titi Madobi Road, Kano, where an armed gang of five men in a Motor vehicle ambushed and opened fire on a motor vehicle conveying the staff of Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company going to a construction site.

“The attackers killed one Police Sergeant attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) on Escort duty and abducted Mr. Michael Cremza, a German Nationale working with the Company.

“The Police Commissioner Rabiu Yusuf has since deployed powerful team of operatives and detectives to cordon the axis with a view to arresting the culprits and rescue the victim.

“Manhunt of the abductors is ongoing. Any person with useful information should report to the nearest Police Station or call our Emergency Telephone lines as follows; 08032419754, 08123821575.”

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