Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Deadly Clash Leaves 15 Dead in Nasarawa State, Nigeria


The commissioner expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and emphasized the urgent need for a thorough investigation. Assuring the community that no stone will be left unturned, he vowed to ensure that anyone found responsible for the attack would face the full force of the law. The local authorities are determined to restore peace and prevent further bloodshed in the region.

Key Highlights:

  1. Violent Clash Claims Lives in Karu Local Government Area: A tragic clash between the Tarkalafia and Kwaja communities in Nasarawa State has resulted in the loss of at least fifteen lives. The incident, which occurred in the Karu local government area, has left the community shaken and mourning the loss of their loved ones.
  2. Attack on 18-Year-Old Fulani Boy Triggers Fatal Confrontation: According to reports from the State Police Command, the clash was triggered by the attack on an 18-year-old Fulani boy. The unidentified assailants targeted the young man while he was en route to Kwaja village in Gitata. Tragically, the victim succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at Na-Allah private hospital.
  3. Authorities Respond with Force and Launch Investigation: In response to the escalating violence, the Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Baba, swiftly deployed a significant number of police operatives to the area. The team, comprising mobile police personnel, counter-terrorism units, and military personnel, was tasked with restoring order and bringing the perpetrators to justice. So far, fourteen bodies have been recovered and laid to rest after being transported to the hospital.
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