The governor of Nasarawa State Northcentral Nigeria, Sule Abdullahi, has condemned the attack on Dausu community in the Umaisha Development Area of the State, describing it as barbaric and inhuman.
The attack which occurred on July 27 by an unnamed armed group in the area, left five people dead, 14 persons abducted and many houses burnt to the ground in the community.
The governor, who spoke in Umaisha through the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, has expressed sympathy with the Ohimege Opanda of the Dausu on Saturday.
“It is unfortunate that people, who were sleeping, were attacked overnight and killed, while their houses were also burnt to ashes,” he said.
The Governor called the people of the area to support the security operatives deployed to violent crime flashpoints and remain law-abiding in an attempt to protect them.
He said his government would continue to give securing lives and properties in the state, maximum attention.
“My government will continue to protect the lives and property of the people of the state. The attack is barbaric and inhuman,” he said.
The monarch appreciated the efforts of security agents in the area and urged them to put more efforts to secure the lives and properties of the area.
Nasarawa is one of the states in Northern Nigeria facing terror attacks by armed groups. Several people were killed, and communities were burnt to ashes.
Thousands of children were said to be out of school due to the attacks in 2019.