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It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community with sophisticated weapons at about 2:00 am on Saturday, shooting sporadically and chanting war songs.

During an attack on Ajimaka, a Tiv settlement in Nasarawa State’s Doma Local Government Area, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders killed nine people and injured many more.

The gunmen stormed the community with sophisticated weapons around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, shooting sporadically and chanting war songs, according to reports.

Ajimaka is a Tiv farming town on the border of Nasarawa and Benue states.

When the marauding herdsmen surrounded the village, set fire to houses, and opened fire on fleeing villagers, the majority of the victims were said to be deeply asleep.

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Hon Atukpa Osukunu, Deputy Chairman of Doma LGA, confirmed the incident in a statement, claiming it was retaliation.

He claimed that herders who had also settled in the area discovered one of them dead in the bush and suspected the Tiv community of murder.

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