Suspected Tiv militia kill herdsman, cows in Nasarawa


A herdsman and five cows have been killed by suspected Tiv militia in Gidan Duo village, Giza in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Another 20 cows were injured in the attack.

The Chairman of Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Giza Development Area, Hassan Abubakar, told Daily Trust yesterday that the herder identified as Saleh Yau was killed by the armed militia on Wednesday.

Abubakar said the attackers came from Welwata village in Benue State.

The Nasarawa State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Idrisu Kennedy, who confirmed the incident, said “The victim went to a border town in Benue State to graze his cattle and was shot by the gunmen but was able to cross into Nasarawa.

The incident was reported to the police in Giza, and in the course to take him to the hospital he died.”

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