DAILY FILE – At least 129 people were killed and more than 400 other injured after six near simultaneous blasts hit three Sri Lankan churches and three five-star hotels on Easter Sunday.
These are the first major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. According to local reports, the blasts occurred at around 8.45 am (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress in churches.
Meanwhile, suspected herdsmen attacks on agrarian communities of Tyoshin in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State killing many commuters on the 20Km Naka Agagbe Road.
Damian Attah, information Officer,
Gwer West Local Government, Naka, in a statement said some of the injured victims in the attack have been evacuated from the scene and are currently receiving medical care at a private hospital in Naka, the local government headquarters.
“So far, casualty figures are yet to be ascertained as security operatives are still on the search to recover more dead bodies in the nearby bushes.
Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman/Chief Security Officer of the Local Government Hon. Francis Iorchia Ayagah has directed security agencies (Operation Whirl Stroke) and other sister organizations to move to the area and comb the terrain of any threats to life and possibly secure the road for free vehicular movements.
Residents of Naka, Agagbe and the surrounding communities are advised to remain calm, law abiding and go about their normal businesses as government is doing everything possible to restore peace and order in the Land”
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