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A bomb went off on Tuesday night along the border between Nasarawa and Benue states in the Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, killing no less than 27 Fulani pastoralists.

The Punch reported that on Wednesday, the state’s police public relations officer, Ramhan Nansel, revealed the information to a correspondent in Lafia.

He described how the tragic incident took place on Tuesday in the Rukubi neighborhood of Doma LGA.

But he added that the state police command was collaborating with other security organizations and the state government to identify the events that led to the attack and apprehend those responsible.

It is unfortunate that such a thing occurred, he said. Following a bomb explosion in Doma LGA, 27 herders died. To determine what caused the attack and find those responsible, the police and other security services are working around the clock.

In the meantime, the governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, published a statement regarding the tragic incident that resulted in the death of the Fulani pastoralists, promising to make sure that those responsible are found and brought to justice.

The state administration was collaborating with the Benue State government to offer a long-term solution to the ongoing attacks on the people along the Nasarawa/Benue borders, the governor asked all Fulani people in the state to maintain calm.

He continued by saying that security personnel had been sent to the area to prevent any further breakdown of law and order.

“On behalf of the state government, I want to express my sympathy to the Fulani people throughout the state for the deaths of their people at the hands of an unidentified bomber,” Sule stated. I want to reassure them that the state administration would do everything in its power to identify and bring to justice anyone responsible for such an atrocity.

The Fulani people are responsible citizens. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our loved ones, therefore let the authorities handle the problem since we don’t enjoy trouble,” he continued.

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