Gunmen have killed eleven farmers in Ajimaka village, a Tiv settlement of Ekye Development Area in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The President of Tiv Development Association (TIDA), Peter Ahemba told Channels Television that the gunmen invaded the community in the early hours of Saturday when the villagers were deep asleep shooting sporadically, resulting in the killing of 11 persons and many others injured.
“Some gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded Ajimaka community, as at the last count, eleven corpses have been recovered including women and children,” he said.
He added that no fewer than 10,000 farmers fled the area, taking refuge in Kadarko, Doma, Ekye, and Rukubi communities in the state.
Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the attack.
“On 24/4/2021 at about 0600hrs, information was received from overseer, Ekye Development Area that, on same date at about 0100hrs, unknown assailants attacked Ajimaka Village situated at Nasarawa/Benue boundary, Doka district of Doma LGA,” a statement signed by police spokesman Ramhan Nansel said.
“Upon receipt of the information, a joint team of Police and Military personnel were deployed to the scene where nine Corpses were recovered, each with multiple machete cuts.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal and investigation Department (SCID) to move to the area and conduct a comprehensive investigation inorder to unravel the misery behind the attack and arrest the perpetrators of the act.
“The Commissioner of Police hereby Condoles with families of the deceased and assure that, the Command will not rest until it brings the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.
“Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc (+) enjoins members of the public to assist the Police with useful information that will assist in the investigation and curtail crime in the State.”