Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, on Monday condemned in strong terms last weekend’s brutal killings of women and children during an attack on Ajimaka village by gunmen.
The gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, in the early hours of last Saturday, reportedly attacked Ajimaka, a Tiv farming community in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, killing nine persons and burning houses, while several persons were reported missing.
CompassNG gathered that most of the victims were majorly women and children scampering for safety during the invasion of the area by the suspected Fulani herdsmen.
A statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Ibrahim Addra, quoted Governor Sule as describing the act perpetrated by the unknown persons as reprehensible, callous and inexcusable.
The governor said, “An attack that does not spare women and children bears the trademark of devilish elements, who are bent on truncating the relative peace in the state.”
Assuring that security operatives have since commenced investigations that will expose the criminals, with a view to punishing them according to the laws of the land, Governor Sule said, “My condolences and prayers are with families of those whose lives were lost. I urge them and the rest of our citizens to be rest assured that this administration will do all within its power to ensure justice, peace and security across the state.”
The governor concluded with a call for calm and support for law enforcement agents in the collective fight against evil.