5 dead and 14 abducted in a new bandit attack in Nasarawa state.

About 14 persons have been allegedly abducted by suspected gunmen who invaded Dausu, Umaisha Development Area of Nasarawa State while five were killed.

A report on Sunday Punch revealed that the assailants also burnt down 12 houses in the community.

The bandits, numbering about 20, stormed the area on July 27 and started shooting indiscriminately, killing five persons and abducting 14 others in the process.

The Ohimege Opanda, a traditional ruler overseeing the community, Usman Abdullahi, made the disclosure when Governor Abdullahi Sule paid him a condolence visit.

He commended the security agents in the area and urged them to increase efforts in securing the community.

He said, “Around 10.30pm on Monday, July 27, 2020, gunmen attacked the people of DauDausd killed five persons. They also burnt 12 houses and abducted 14 persons.”

The state governor who had earlier sympathized with the paramount ruler of Panda and the people of the area over the attack on Dausu also assured the traditional leader and his people of the readiness of the government to ensure adequate security of lives and properties.

The governor, who spoke through the Speaker, state House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, also urged the people to give maximum support to the security agents

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