Gunmen kill 10, raze houses in Nasarawa attack

No fewer than 10 persons were reportedly killed and about eight houses razed by gunmen in the early hours of Friday in Tudu Uku, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

A Punch Newspaper report said that the attack lasted for hours before the intervention of security officials.

It however, quoted the Chairman of Toto LGA, Nuhu Dauda, who confirmed the development in a telephone interview as saying he received a report that three persons were killed in the attack.

He said, “I received a report at about 5am on Friday that Bassa militia attacked Tudu Uku and killed three persons and razed houses. They also burnt vehicles.

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“I also received a report in that one boy is still missing in the attack. They beheaded one person.”

Spokesman for the police in the state, Ismail Usman, who also confirmed the incident, however, could not give the exact casualty figure as of the time of filing this report.

Saturday PUNCH reports that clashes between Egbura and Bassa communities in Toto LGA in the past claimed many lives with property worth millions of naira destroyed.