The Nasarawa State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the killing of seven people by gunmen on Monday night in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the attacked happened at Kadarko, a village in Keana Local Government Area of the State.
According to Kennedy Idirisu the force Public Relations Officer, the victims were killed by gunmen that invaded the village on Monday.
He described the incident as “saddening”, saying that a special police team, led by a senior officer, had been deployed to the area to forestall a recurrence.
Kadarko village had come under severe attacks lately, with cattle rustlers killing 73 cows on Sunday.
Two herdsmen were reported missing after the rustlers’ invasion.
Ahmed Bello, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa, visited the village on Sunday and assured that investigation had commenced toward apprehending the rustlers.