Gunmen believed to be herders have killed six farmers in a Tiv settlement in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
President, Tiv Development Association (TIDA) Nasarawa State, Comrade Peter Ahemba, who confirmed the incident Saturday, said the gunmen invaded Tse-Jimin village, Aloshi kingdom of Keana LGA at about 9:45pm Friday.
Comrade Ahemba said those killed include Batholomi Yahaya, Mnena Gideon, Ityokugh Yakubu, Timothy Aye, Ababi Tsavbee and Blessing Oliver.
“My call on the government of Nasarawa State is to strengthen the security of lives and properties of the citizens including that of the Tiv people of Nasarawa State; this attack is unprovoked,” he said.
When contacted on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, ASP Nansel Ranham, rejected several calls and later switched off his phones.