Military bomb allegedly kills 38 herders in Nasarawa

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The Nigerian Air Force has reportedly killed about 38 civilians in an air raid in Nasarawa State.

TheNigerianNews gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday in the Rukubi, a community in Doma local government area bordering Benue State.

According to reports, the victims were mostly herders returning from Makurdi, the Benue State capital, where they went to retrieve over 1,000 cows seized by the Benue Livestock Guards.

It was gathered that after the payment of fines amounting to N29m, some of the livestock was released to the herders by the guards and they were sadly trailed and killed while offloading the cattle shortly after they reached their destination in Nasarawa State.

Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule confirmed the killings to journalists in Lafia.

He, however, said there were conflicting reports as to the number of victims.

He said, “The government is doing everything possible, as I told you, I have not slept since yesterday (Tuesday) when this happened. I have been on it. I got up early in the morning, I spoke with the leader of the Miyetti Allah national, I spoke severally with the Miyetti Allah leader in Nasarawa State and I spoke with the security agencies.

“We sent the army and police on condolence to the people, the deputy governor also went and met these people, our two major traditional rulers were there for the funeral prayers.

“We are doing everything possible on our side to make sure that we douse the tension,” Daily Trust quoted the governor as saying.