Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has directed security agencies to arrest perpetrators of Sunday night’s killing of 16 persons at Numa village in Akwanga LGA.
Al-Makura, while commiserating with the Chun-Mada, Samson Gamu-yare and the entire Mada nation on Tuesday in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, expressed shock over the killings.
The governor said the attack had eroded the peace enjoyed in Mada land and charged security agencies to quickly track, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators, to ensure justice.
He also assured of government’s commitment to the protection of lives and property, urging the people not to lose faith.
Al-Makura, who visited some of the victims receiving treatment at Akwanga General hospital, said the government would take care of their medical bills as well as the funeral expenses of those killed in the attack.
Responding, the traditional ruler of the area, Gamu-yare and the Chairman of Akwanga local government, Samuel Meshi, appreciated the governor for identifying with them at this moment of grief.
NAN reports that a pregnant woman and 15 others were killed by gunmen on Sunday night at a naming ceremony in Numa village.