Nasarawa State Government has condemned the attack on Takalafia and Gwanja communities in Karu local government area which led to the death of 38 persons.

Gunmen suspected to be herders had attacked the communities in an onslaught which was said to have started Thursday night to Friday morning.

A Pastor in-charge of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Daniel Danbeki and others, were reportedy killed by the assailants.

Houses and property millions of naira were razed during the crisis, it was gathered.

The State Police Command through its Public Relation Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel who confirmed the development to our correspondent on Sunday, described the incident as unfortunate.

He said the Police got a distress call from Gwanja at about 8:pm on the 11th that an 18-year olf old whose name was given as Jibo Aliyu was matcheted following disagreement.

He said men of the command who were drafted to the location, conveyed the victim to the hospital but died while undergoing treatment.

Explaining further, he noted that the command got the information of attack on communities over the demise of the young man later, moblised reinforcement to the scene where 10 bodies were recovered and taken to the Federal Medical Center Keffi.

Our correspondent learnt that the victims of the attack were given mass burial on Saturday.

The Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, who led government delegation to the mass burial, condemned killings and destruction of property.

Dr. Akabe, who expressed shock over the killings, said government will investigate the causes of the attacks, bring the perpetrators to book and they will be punished.

He assured that the state government will provide relief materials to the displaced victims even as he urged members of the affected communities to give credible information to the relevant authorities



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