The villagers who were killed during the attack around 10:PM on Sunday April 14, were buried amidst tears from family members, friends and sympathisers including the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Silas Agara.

Speaking during the burial in Numa village, Agara who represented Gov. Umaru Al-Makura, condemned the killing and promised that the perpetrators would be fished out.

Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Al-Makura
Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Al-Makura

The governor said those responsible for the attack and their sponsors would not go unpunished, also promised that he had already given the security agencies seven-day ultimatum to fish out the killers.

We would also liaise with other relevant agency to establish a visible security presence in Numa and it’s environs.

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”As a responsible and responsive government we would continue to give priority to the protection of the peoples lives and property,” the governor added.

According to NAN, The paramount ruler of Mada, Samson Gamu-Yare, Samuel Mashi, Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area (LGA), sons and daughters of Mada were in attendance during the mass burial.