Fulani herdsmen were attacked in Nasarawa by suspected gunmen from Agatu. The Police have confirmed the attack but denied that herdsmen were killed.
According to Daily Trust, the attack was carried out by gunmen from the riverine areas of Benue and Nasarawa states.
Ismaila Numa who is the spokesperson of the state police confirmed the attack. He however said the command only got report of the killing of the cows but could not ascertain the killing of the herdsmen.
Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo who is the traditional ruler of Loko accused Agatu youths of killing 20 men in the attack.
Sabo, said Agatu youths have invaded and killed Fulani men and women and their cattle.
“Upon realising they could not achieve their aim, the Agatu youths opened fire on the cows, killing many people and 83 cows instantly while others who sustained bullet wounds are lying in the bush,” he said.