Mr Samuel Mashi, Chairman of Akwanga Local Government of Nasarawa State, stated on Monday that gunmen have killed a pregnant woman and 15 others in Numa village of the realm on Sunday evening, naija news live reports.
Mashi advised newsmen in Akwanga that the gunmen attacked the community at about 10pm throughout a naming ceremony.
“They simply began shooting sporadically on a community that was simply having merriment.
“Sadly 16 people had been killed in cold blood for just no reason,” he stated.
The chairman stated that safety had been beefed up in the affected community and environs to forestall reprisal assaults and further breakdown of regulation and order.
Equally, Mr Samson Gamu-Yare, Chun-Mada and Chairman Traditional Council of Akwanga, described the assault as barbaric.
He added that apart from the 16 people killed, so many others were injured and are receiving treatment in numerous hospitals.
He called on the state and federal government to urgently fish out the perpetrators of the assault.
The monarch urged individuals of the affected neighborhood to stay law abiding even in the face of the unprovoked assault.
Confirming the incident, Mohammed Akira, Deputy Commissioner of Police in command of Criminal investigation Division (CID), stated the command had mobilized to the realm to forestall further breakdown of law an order.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that gunmen had in March 2019, attacked and killed folks in Merte and Nandem communities of the same LGA. (NAN)
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