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LAFIA – NO Fewer than five people are feared dead, while 14 people are also said to be missing in Daisy, Nasarawa State’s Umaisha Development Area, following an attack by suspected community invaders by gunmen.

It was gathered on Sunday that more than 12 houses were raised by suspected gunmen during the attack on the community.

The bandits, numbering more than 20, invaded the Community on July 27, shooting sporadically, leaving five dead and another 14 missing as a result of the invasion.

Speaking about the incident, the traditional ruler who oversees the community, the Ohimege Opanda, Usman Abdullahi said the suspected gunmen arrived in the community at approximately 10:30 pm shooting indiscreetly on Monday. “

“At around 10:30 pm on Monday, July 27, 2020, armed men invaded our community, attacked the people of Dausu, and killed five people. They also burned 12 houses and 14 people are still missing as we speak, “said the monarch.

However, he praised Governor Abdullahi Sule when he paid him a condolence visit for the prompt response from security officers.

The monarch urged security to increase his efforts to secure the community.

Previously, Governor Abdullahi Sule had sympathized with the monarch and the people of the attack by Dausu.

Represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Governor condemned the attack and described it as barbaric and inhuman.

Meanwhile, the police in Nasarawa state have promised to unravel the assassins of the Odu village district chief in the Nasarawa local government area. Amos Obere.

It should be remembered that Obere was killed by unknown gunmen last Friday. State public relations officer ASP Ramhan Nansel said in Lafia Sunday that the command will not rest until the killers are identified, arrested and prosecuted.

He said he has since started an investigation to unravel the killings and those responsible for the attack. urging members of the public to provide the police with useful information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of the crime.

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