In this file photo, a man is seen holding some guns tied together.
Armed men have killed five persons in Gidan Sule village along Lafia-Makurdi Road in Nasarawa State on Wednesday.
Police authorities who confirmed the incident noted that they were informed about the attack late in the day, and explained that the gunmen shot sporadically in the community.
“Four corpses were recovered at the scene, while three injured victims were rescued and rushed to Odumu Hospital for medical attention; one person later died while receiving treatment at the same hospital,” the Nasarawa police spokesman, Rahman Nansel said in a Thursday statement.
He noted that the police authorities have already deployed more manpower led by Area Commander Awe, ACP Dankwano D. Wilson to fish out the culprits, asking the people to provide useful information that would aid in combating crime in the state.
“The Commissioner of Police hereby condoles with the families of the deceased and assured that, the Police Command is doing everything humanly possible to arrest and bring to book the perpetrators of the act,” the police assured.
A file photo of Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule.
The northcentral state has seen a spike in crime lately, further amplifying fears in a region ravaged by incessant attacks by gunmen.
In late April, eleven farmers were killed in Ajimaka village, a Tiv settlement of Ekye Development Area in Doma council area.
Despite the rise in attacks, Governor Abdullahi Sule insists communities in the state are giving criminals a run for their money.
“In Nasarawa, what we do is that the moment we see the bandits coming in, we alert our people,” he told Channels Television’s Politics Today in March. “These people are coming to your side and the information is there. The communities rise up to the occasion and also the communities fight them.