The 16 people that were killed in a community in Nasarawa State by suspected herdsmen were today given mass burial
It was earlier reported that suspected herdsmen had on Sunday killed 16 persons in Nasarawa village. There were buried amidst tears from family members, friends and sympathisers including the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Silas Agara.
Speaking during the burial in Numa village, Agara who represented Gov. Umaru Al-Makura, condemned the killing and promised that the perpetrators would be fished out.
The governor said those responsible for the attack and their sponsors would not go unpunished, also promised that he had already given the security agencies seven-day ultimatum to fish out the killers.
“We would also liaise with other relevant agency to establish a visible security presence in Numa and its environs.
“As a responsible and responsive government we would continue to give priority to the protection of the people’s lives and property,” the governor added.