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Nasarawa explosion: 37 victims buried, says Gov Sule


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The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, says a total of 37 victims have been buried following a bomb blast that rocked the Doma local government area of the state on Tuesday night.

The governor said this when he appeared via Zoom on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Thursday evening.

It could be recalled that 27 pastoralists were killed after a bomb exploded on Tuesday at the border linking Benue and Nasarawa states at the Doma local government area of Nasarawa State.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, DSP Rahman Nansel, had said that the police were working with other security agencies and the state government to probe the circumstances surrounding the incident and arrest the perpetrators.

However, Governor Sule said it was difficult to say for certain exactly how many persons were killed by the airstrike, but said they had buried a total of 37 persons.

It is very difficult. The reason is because we have buried 37 people yesterday, that is what I can tell you for sure. But my colleague from Benue State, also said that he had some burial yesterday in Benue, all from the same incident. So I will not be able to give you the exact figures, but I can only tell you the ones that we received in Doma local government yesterday, and God so kind, we were able to bury them.”

He explained that the victims of the blast were herdsmen who had gone to Benue State to retrieve their cattle, after the cattle had been arrested, owing to the state’s anti-open grazing law. Unfortunately, the bomb had reportedly gone off while the men were loading off from the trucks that had brought them to the border, instantly killing the innocent herdsmen.

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