Herdsmen kill inspector, sergeant, another policeman in Nasarawa

By Editor on 06/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 611


The Nasarawa State Police Command, on Tuesday, confirmed that three policemen have been killed by suspected herdsmen at Maraban-Udege village in the Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP. Samaila Usman, told newsmen in Lafia that the three policemen were ambushed and killed on June 3 on their way to quell a crisis between Agatu farmers and Fulani herdsmen.

Usman said, however, that the command had mobilised a reinforcement team, led by an assistant commissioner of police to fish out the killers of the policemen.

He said the corpses of the policemen, an inspector, a sergeant and a corporal had been recovered and deposited at a morgue.

The spokesman did not disclose the names of the dead policemen.

Nasarawa State and the neighbouring Benue, described as the food basket of the nation, have witnessed recurring deadly attacks by herdsmen.

The development has raised concerns that Nigerians may contend with hunger in the near future because of the inability of farmers to cultivate their farms, due to incessant attacks by herdsmen.

Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Al-Makura had commiserated with the police over the latest killings.

He stressed the need for residents in the state to bury their differences and work for peace and harmonious co-existence.

Al-Makura also tasked leaders of Egbura and Bassa ethnic groups to end the crisis between the two groups in the Toto Local Government Area of the state, which according to him, has left scores of people dead and many communities destroyed.

He blamed leaders in the area for not doing enough to resolve their differences to nip the skirmishes in the bud.

Posted 06/06/2018 06:35:19 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Obasanjo denies supporting Buhari … says even morons...

Finally Senate passes 2018 Budget of N9.12 trillion...

PDP, APC Supporters clash over Motion to impeach...

2019: Dangote, Tinubu, Otedola make APC presidential campaign...

$5.3bn: Court strikes out EFCC case against Patience...

Nigeria’s Prof. Pius Adesanmi killed in Ethiopian airlines...

Nnamdi Kanu is in Abaribe’s custody, FG tells...

Jibril is neither Buhari nor his clone –...

Customs Intercepts N28m China-made Container Load of Soup...

Buhari has done much for Ndigbo — Chime...

Osinbajo in Germany, says grand corruption Nigeria’s greatest...

Fulani killings: Oduduwa youths call for Buhari’s resignation...

 

Latest News MAY 30: Court remands 140 IPOB members for alleged treason in Enugu Southern, Middle Belt leaders criticise FG for setting up radio to reach Fulani herdsmen Atiku calls for Lai Mohammed’s arrest IPOB’s sit-at-home order: Ohanaeze urges govt to strenghten security in Southeast, Southsouth Court revokes ex-Niger gov, Aliyu’s bail Bulkachuwa withdraws from presidential election petition tribunal Insecurity: Don’t ignore Obasanjo’s Islamisation, Fulanisation allegations – Soyinka warns FG disburses outstanding Paris Club Refunds to states Kidnappers demand N30m ransom for Kaduna pastor, 14 others Militants threaten to declare Niger Delta Republic June 1 Gunmen kidnap pastor, daughter, 15 others during church service in Kaduna Boko Haram, herdsmen fighting to islamize Nigeria, Africa – Obasanjo

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (10,353 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (9,994 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (9,357 views) NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (8,561 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (8,280 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (7,362 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (7,203 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (7,176 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (6,656 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (6,032 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (5,940 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (5,882 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (1,174) EDITORIAL (7) POLITICS (431) SOCIETY (109) SPORTS (18) BUSINESS (262) HEALTH (17) EDUCATION (23) INTERNATIONAL (33) ENTERTAINMENT (10) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (10)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands