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Benue bomb blast leaves 27 herdsmen dead

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The Nasarawa State police command on Wednesday confirmed the killing of 27 herdsmen in a bomb explosion at a border community with Benue State.

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The spokesman for the state police command, Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Lafia, said the incident occurred in the Rukubi community of the Doma local government area of the state on Tuesday.

According to him, the security agencies are working round the clock to arrest those behind the act.

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Nansel said: “It is unfortunate that such a thing happened. Twenty-seven of the herdsmen were killed after a bomb exploded in Doma LGA.

The police and other security agencies are working round the clock to understand what led to the attack and track down those involved in the act.”

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However, the state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has appealed to herdsmen in the state to remain calm and vowed to bring perpetrators of the attack to book.

“He said: “On behalf of the state government, I want to sympathise with the Fulani people across the state over the killings of their people by an unknown bomber.

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“I want to assure them of the state government’s commitment to unravel the perpetrators of such act so as to face the full wrath of the law.”

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