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Gunmen kill pregnant woman, abduct lawmaker in Nasarawa

In another incident, gunmen have reportedly abducted a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Ismail Danbaba, his driver and two other persons.

Gunmen have reportedly killed a pregnant woman in an attack on Abebe village in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

It was gathered that the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday when the assailants stormed the village with sophisticated weapons and shot sporadically, causing pandemonium as residents scampered for safety.

The President, Tiv Development Association, Comrade Peter Ahemba, who confirmed the incident, alleged that the attacks and killing of Tiv people of Nasarawa State in the last two months was targeted at chasing them out of the state.

In another incident, gunmen have reportedly abducted a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Ismail Danbaba, his driver and two other persons.

It was gathered that Danbaba, who represents Nasarawa Central constituency in the State Assembly, and three others, were abducted on Saturday evening while travelling to Jos, Plateau State capital for a workshop.

A member of the state’s parliament, Mr. Mohammed Omadefu, who confirmed the incident in Lafia, said the incident happened along Akwanga/Jos road, close to a forest in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Omadefu told our correspondent that the abductors had contacted the state’s House of Assembly but were yet to make any demand.

When contacted, the Police Public Relation Officer, Nasarawa State Command, ASP Rahman Nansel, said since the incident didn’t happen in Nasarawa State, he would not comment on that.

“Please contact the Police Public Relation Officer in Kaduna State. Nasarawa State Command is not aware of any such incident,” he said.

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