AGATU CRISIS |20 People Killed as 83 Cows Gunned Down in Nasarawa

by on May 2, 2016

Gunmen at the weekend killed 83 cows at Adayi in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
At Loko, the monarch claimed that about 20 people have been killed by gunmen in the last few weeks.
The killings were suspected to be reprisals by gunmen who crossed over from Benue State.
Although security agencies have stepped up investigation, the Fulani leader of Adayi area of Loko, Mallam Bideri Ahmadu, alleged that suspected Agatu gunmen from Benue State might be behind the killings.
The traditional ruler of Loko, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo, alleged that Agatu youths might have perpetrated the act.
The Fulani community leader, Mallam Bideri Ahmadu, who addressed reporters in Loko, alleged that Agatu youths crossed over from Benue State about 10:30am last Saturday.
He said the suspects had wanted to “rustle the cows in their boats across River Benue, but the cattle went berserk because of sporadic shootings.”
Ahmadu said: “Upon realising they could not achieve their aim, the Agatu youth opened fire on the cows, killing 83. The injured ones are in the bush.”
The Mai Loko, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo, said in the last few weeks, over 20 men, women and children were killed during attacks on Fulani people by Agatu youths from Benue State.
He said the Loko Development Area has only two police officers with no rifles and appealed for more security presence.
Sabo urged the Fulani not to retaliate because the government was looking into the crisis.
The Director of Personnel Management (DPM) of the development area, Danlami Umar, said the “fishing community has suffered a setback because the riverine area has been taken over by Agatu youths, who kill at will.
Police spokesman Ismaila Numan said the Nasarawa Division received a report of the killing of 83 cows by suspected hoodlums and investigation had started.
A security source said: “There has been tension in the area since the killing of more than 300 people in Agatu area of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
“We are suspecting reprisals by Agatu youths who do not want Fulani herdsmen in their area again.
“The crisis between the Fulani and the Agatu is posing a threat to life and property in the two states.
“Nasarawa and Benue governments have to step into the incessant clashes between the Fulani and the Agatu.”

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  • Uchman
    May 2, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    They deserve more than killing of cows after killing more than 300 human beings. But i hope its just the beginning


  • chidi
    May 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Killing cows ok. But kill 1Milion falanis will be better!


  • Pastor Newman
    May 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Nigerian believers must rise up now and pray for this nation. So the revelations of war does not come to pass. This is beyond Fulani and Agatu. There is a plan set in motion by the masters of wickedness to turn Nigeria into the next Syria. This plan is orchestrated by demonic forces and their human cronies. Please don’t let it happen. Prayer is the key.


  • conscience
    May 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Comment…All life is sacred be it Agatu or Fulani. We should be a shame of ourselves. What has happened to our value system? I am idoma but I do not approve of revenge killings. Self defence is more acceptable. ‘Vengeance is mine, I shall repay’ saith the Lord.


  • mallam
    May 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    i diagree with the Cheap sponsored scandalousmongers among us. Some of us are against some of our fulani deceitful systems of diverting attentions while busy killings and causing wasting and violence. No one is interested in our cows, so let that be made very clear to us


  • Ararhure Eseore
    May 2, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    This Fulani cum Boko Haram thing is going to tear Nigeria apart if not checked because it is a time bomb.


  • May 2, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    killing cows are insignificant compared to Fulanis who kill people, destroy homes and farms, rape women, maim and comit genocide everywhere. The nigerian constitution allows free movement of people but not of animals. So nigerian communities should arm themselves and chase all cow bearing Fulanis back to Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara etc. afterall cows & other livestock up-north contribute nothing to Federation Account for sharing among states.


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