25 people, including women and children, were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Arikya-Soni, a boundary area between Nasarawa-Eggon and Lafia LGAs of Nasarawa State yesterday Sunday November 9 in the morning.
A mass burial was conducted for the victims after their remains were recovered at Umme, at about 1 pm, same day.
The victims, who are all from Eggon ethnic community, were from Umme, Arugbadu and Bakyano villages of Nasarawa Eggon local government areas.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of Nasarawa State command, confirmed the incident and said investigation had commenced to unravel the perpetrators of the criminal act.
A survivor, Mrs. Saratu Mustapha, told newsmen at Ashangbo clinic in the locality where she is receiving treatment for gun shot wounds, that she was returning from the farm in company of her husband and sister on a motorcycle when the gunmen attacked them. She managed to escape into the bush but her husband and her sister were among those killed during the attack.
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