Gunmen Kill 15, Injure 11 In Nasarawa Village Attack

Halima Gayam  
Updated April 15, 2019

Gunmen Kill 15, Injure 11 In Nasarawa Village Attack


Fifteen people have been killed and 11 others injured after gunmen attacked Numa Kochu village in Nasarawa State.

The police authorities in the state confirmed the figures to Channels Television on Monday.

According to the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in the command, Umar Nadada, the incident occurred on Sunday night.

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Nadada, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, added that the attack took place in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

He explained that some residents of the community were having a birthday party when the gunmen attacked them.

The DCP disclosed that a pregnant woman was among those killed while the injured sustained several degrees of wounds.

He said the bodies of the victims have been deposited at the General Hospital in Akwanga and those injured were also receiving treatment there.

Nadada noted that normalcy has been restored in the community following the deployment of adequate security personnel.