Gunmen kill 10, raze houses in Nasarawa attack


No  fewer than  10 persons were  reportedly killed and  about eight  houses razed  by  gunmen  in the early hours of Friday in Tudu Uku, Toto Local Government Area of  Nasarawa  State.

Our correspondent  learnt that the attack  lasted for  hours before the intervention of security officials.

However, the  Chairman of Toto LGA, Nuhu Dauda,  who confirmed  the  development,  told  our correspondent in a telephone interview that  he received a report that  three persons were killed in  the attack.

He said,  “I received a report at about  5am on Friday that Bassa militia attacked Tudu Uku and  killed  three persons and razed houses. They also  burnt  vehicles.

“I also received a report in that one boy is still missing    in the attack. They    beheaded one person.”

Spokesman for the police in the state,Ismail Usman, who confirmed the incident, however, could not give the exact casualty figure  as of  the time of filing this report.

Saturday PUNCH  reports that  clashes between Egbura and Bassa communities  in  Toto LGA in the past claimed  many lives with  property worth millions of naira destroyed.

Meanwhile, Low turnout marred  the All Progressives Congress’  governorship campaign rally in Toto Local Government Area  of Nasarawa State on Friday despite the N3.5m  allegedly  released  by the  APC governorship candidate  in the state to  mobilise party supporters and voters for the event.

Investigations by Saturday PUNCH  revealed that the recent APC governorship campaign  rally in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state also recorded low turnout despite the N80m  allegedly  released  towards  the mobilisation of party supporters  for the event.

A  source, who  spoke to our correspondent  on condition of anonymity, claimed  the party was disturbed about  the situation.


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