The Nasarawa State Police command has arrested three suspects in connection with a fresh attack on Kadarko village.
Command’s spokesman Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed that five persons died in the attack on Tuesday.
He said the command has deployed security to protect the community, and prevent it from further attacks, adding that there is relative calm in the area.
He said that the command had arrested three suspects in connection with the Kadarko attacks, but explained that the situation was “a bit tense”.
According to him, the State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ahmed Bello, is already on his way to the affected areas for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.
A resident of Kadarko village, who spoke on the Tuesday attack, told reporters that the trouble started when a 17- year-old boy had his arm chopped off by unknown persons suspected to be herdsmen.
The source, who craved anonymity, said that the attackers later stormed the village at night, shooting at anyone on sight.
“Even the Internally Displaced Persons camp was not spared,” he said, adding that many people were injured in the stampede as women and children scampered for safety.