Two Fulani herdsmen missing as hundreds of armed Tiv Militia attack and kill 73 cows in Nasarawa

Two among Fulani herdsmen were reportedly missing as hundreds of armed men alleged to be Tiv Militia attacked Kadarko community in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, killing 73 cows in the process.

The Nasarawa State Chairman of Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Muhammed Hussaini, revealed that the gunmen stormed Kadarko, a border village between Benue and Nasarawa States, armed to the teeth and shooting sporadically, killing the 73 cows, injuring many other cows, and rustling over 200 others and returning to Benue State.

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Hussaini said that MACBAN had called on all the affected herders to remain calm, as government and security operatives were working to ensure that the perpetrators faced the full wrath of the law.

In a response, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DPS Idrisu Kennedy, stated that some gunmen had attacked Kadarko, and opened fire on Fulani herders, killing 73 cows.

He pointed out that there was no loss of human life in the attack, and that of six people who got missing, four were seen, but two other Fulani herders were still missing.

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Kennedy disclosed that the State Commissioner of Police, CP, Bello Ahmed, personally visited the area.

“As I am talking to you, we are still on our way from the place where the incident happened”, he said.

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Some aggrieved Fulani youths evacuated scores of the dead cows and brought them to the Emir of Lafia’s Palace for the Monarch to see the handiwork of the Militia.