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Fulani herdsmen rape lady to death in Nasarawa

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen have raped a Mada lady to death in Andaha village area of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa state.

It was gathered that the incident happened when some Mada ladies said to be returning from a wedding ceremony were waylaid by suspected Fulani herders who raped one of them to death. This  sparked the anger of Mada youths in the area who launched an attack that claimed the life of a Fulani boy.

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Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Nasarawa State capital on Sunday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bola Longe, said the command received information on Saturday that some Mada young ladies who were returning from a wedding were accosted by some suspected Fulani herders who captured and raped one of them to death.

He said one of the ladies reported the incident to their village and the youths in the area mobilised themselves and attacked the Fulani settlement. He said the fracas led to the death of a Fulani boy.

According to Longe, two leaders of the warring communities tried to address the crisis, but said all their efforts could not yield any success as some of the angry Fulani herders numbering over 200 in the area also launched a reprisal in Maite and Ndem where they burned down 27 houses.

He explained that no life was lost during the attack., adding that the command had already drafted some of its personnel to the area to maintain of law and order.

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