Two students of the Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, were last night shot dead by some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.
According to reports, Daniel, a student of the Department of Economics, was sitting by a well side when a stray bullet hit him. He was, allegedly, just cooling off because of the heat.
Terungwa Patrick Lough, a 400 level student of the English Department, was also shot at his house. Both students are said to be of Tiv extraction from Benue State.
Lately, attacks of herdsmen has been on the rise with several reports on the media, In Ondo state it was reported that herdsmens killed a woman and also took off her heart and private parts.
After killing her, the Fulani herdsmen reportedly cut her body into pieces. They then carted away her tongue, heart, private part and breasts.
The incident, took place after most of the residents had travelled to celebrate the yuletide outside the community.
According to Vanguard, it was reported that the herdsmen’s cows not only had a field day eating up the crops and destroying the farmlands, the herders also settled to operate on the helpless old woman.
A friend of the deceased, Madam Bolanle Raheem, 65, said the victim was gruesomely murdered and vital parts of her body taken away by the herdsmen.
“I usually leave the community on Thursday for Akure, the state capital, so that I can attend mosque on Friday”, the friend narrated. “One of the farmers called me on Saturday to say my friend had been murdered. “I rushed back to the community to behold the dismembered body of my friend. “The activities of the herdsmen in the community are worrisome. We appeal to government and security operatives to come to our aid”.
It was gathered that the farmers, upon resuming at their farms for the start of the new year’s farming season, were devastated by the level of destruction in their farms.