Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed seven internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Awe local government area of Nasarawa state.
Peter Ahemba, president of the Tiv Youth Organisation in the state, confirmed this to NAN on Wednesday.
He said the attackers had ambushed the victims on Tuesday while on their way to pick foodstuff in Ihukan.
The village is said to be deserted as a result of crisis in the area.
Ahemba decried the unfortunate incident, while calling on the Tiv people to remain calm as the matter had been reported to the appropriate authorities.
He said: “We the indigenous Tiv people of Nasarawa State have no other place to run to and that is why we continuously count on our Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, for solution to this carnage.
“We appreciate the efforts the state government and other stakeholders have made toward the restoration of peace to our communities, but we will continue cry to the authorities until a lasting solution is found.”
Kennedy Idirisu, the police public relations officer in the state, told NAN that the command had not to got the report of the attack.