27 died as explosion rocks Nasarawa community (Photos)
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, said the sad incident occurred in the Rukubi community of Doma LGA on Tuesday night, January 24.
He, however, said the state police command is working in collaboration with sister security agencies and the state government to unravel the circumstances that led to the bombing, and arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
“It is unfortunate that such a thing happened. Twenty-seven of the herdsmen were killed after a bomb exploded in Doma LGA. The police and other security agencies are working round the clock to understand what led to the attack and track down those involved in the act,” he stated.
The governor urged all Fulani people across the state to remain calm, saying that the state government was working with the Benue State government to proffer a lasting solution to the incessant attacks on the people along the Nasarawa/Benue borders.
“On behalf of the state government, I want to sympathise with the Fulani people across the state over the killings of their people by an unknown bomber. I want to assure them of the state government’s commitment to unravel the perpetrators of such act so as to face the full wrath of the law.” he added.
“It must be the activity of some bad elements in the area. The act is capable of causing unrest in the LGA but I particularly want to thank the Fulani people for being calm and allowing the government and security agencies to handle the issue. I assure them that we will get to the root of the matter,” he said.