Unknown Gunmen Go on Rampage, Kill Two Officers, Injure Scores in Nasarawa

In a shocking incident that has shaken the communities of Nasarawa State, unidentified gunmen unleashed terror in the early hours of Monday, resulting in the death of two police officers, a village head, and 11 civilians.

This recent attack is not an isolated event. On January 1st, the same village witnessed a brutal assault by gunmen who killed eight individuals and caused extensive property damage, including the burning of homes and vehicles.

Among the structures targeted was the residence of the village head, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmadu, who tragically lost his life in the latest assault.

The violence extended beyond civilian casualties. Reports indicate that on January 8th, an ambush claimed the lives of three soldiers and two vigilantes, who were deployed to the community in response to the initial January 1st attack.

A resident, Ibrahim Shuaibu, recounted the ordeal, stating that the attackers arrived around 2 am, setting fire to homes and firing upon residents as they attempted to flee. The gunmen had earlier targeted a police outpost, where two officers were killed before the assailants turned their attention to the villagers.

The Chairman of Toto Local Government Area, Alhaji Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, confirmed the attack and the tragic loss of life. However, at the time of his statement, details regarding the civilian casualties remained unclear as he was attending an event with the Deputy Governor in Umaisha.

The Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, Ramhan Nansel, has yet to provide an official statement or confirmation regarding this latest attack.


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