From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Again, gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed six farmers in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The President, Tiv Development Association (TIDA) in the state, Comrade Peter Ahemba, while confirming the incident said that about six Tiv farmers in the state were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen who invaded Tse-Jimin village, Aloshi kingdom of Keana LGA at about 9:45 pm Friday and killed six persons.
Comr. Ahemba mentioned those killed to include, Bartholomew Yahaya, Mnena Gideon, Ityokugh Yakubu, Timothy Aye, Ababi Tsavbee and Blessing Oliver.
“At about 9:45 pm yesterday, unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked Tse-Jimin village, Jimin Gbaka is in Aloshi kingdom of Keana LG, six persons were killed, two males and four females,” he stated.
The TIDA president said a woman who survived the attack confirmed that they were Fulani herdsmen.
“My call to the government of Nasarawa State is to strengthen the security of lives and property of the citizens including that of the Tiv people of Nasarawa State, this attack is unprovoked.
“Highly unprovoked, there was nothing, they just came and attacked our people, so I’m appealing to the governnent of Nasarawa and federal government to come to the aid of the Tiv people of Nasarawa State.
“We are being annihilated, they are chasing us away from Nasarawa State for what we don’t know, we are very peaceful people and committed to promoting peace among the diverse nationalities of Nasarawa State.
“I want to commend the prompt intervention of the security agents in Keana LG and the traditional rulers. The traditional ruler of Aloshi has summoned a meeting of Tiv and Fulani leaders in the area to find lasting solution,” he said.
When contacted m, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ramhan Nansel said the command had been informed of the incident and investigation was ongoing.