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Nasarawa Police Command Arrests 14 Suspects Over Alakyo Attack


From Ganiyu Nasirudeen

No fewer than 14 suspects have been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command in connection with Sunday’s attack on Alakyo village in Lafia, the State capital.

The State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ugochukwu Theodore, disclosed late Tuesday that five people were killed, seven injured, while over eight shops and not less than two vehicles were burnt during the fracas allegedly unleashed by the Fulani militants.

Theodore informed that seven motor bikes were burnt in the revolt, while the victims with injuries have been taken to Dalhatu Specialist Hospital (DASH) for necessary and adequate medical attention.

The State Police Publicist further revealed that men of the Force have been deployed “to the flash point areas” stating that peace has since been restored in the affected areas, especially the State capital, Lafia.

He pledged the Police would ensure citizens abide by law and vowed that the trouble makers would be dealt with accordingly.

Alakyo village was attacked by the suspected Fulani insurgents last Sunday, although the level of casualty remains indefinite, but the attack was followed up Monday with fresh fight between rival youth groups in Lafia, State capital.

AFRICAN EXAMINER reported yesterday that about three persons were killed during Monday fight between the Eggon youths and rival faction. Governor Umaru Tanko Al – Makura had since inspected damages in all troubled areas.

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