Nasarawa clash: Al-Makura appeals for calm

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 1st, 2014
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Nasarawa State government yesterday appealed for calm. It admitted that people died in the recent crisis.

About 60 persons were reported to have died in the crisis between the Fulani and Eggon villagers, who accused the former of cattle rustling at Tudun Adabu, a few kilometres from Lafia, the state capital.

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura said in a broadcast yesterday that inestimable property were destroyed and people were displaced.

He described the incident as unfortunate.

Al-Makura said: “At this juncture, let me, on behalf of the government and people of the state, console the bereaved families. I pray that God will heal those who sustained injuries and replenish those who lost valuables.  “Government will do everything to take care of the displaced people.”   He urged the people to give peace a chance, to ensure development.

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