"In fact, many of the residents of Lafia have fled out of the town. We could not sleep last night as we learnt in the evening that armed men were going to invade Christian areas of the town," this resident of the town told MegaNews in a phone chat.
A student of the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, who fled the town and arrived Abuja Wednesday afternoon, also told MegaNews that many people were seen fleeing the town to neighboring towns like Makurdi and Akwanga.
"I was at the motor park today to board a cab for Abuja, but there no vehicles. Many residents of Lafia town are running away for fear of the unknown," the student told MegaNews.
Another resident of Keffi also told our correspondent that his brother who serves with the police in Lafia had sent home his family. "He said the situation in Lafia is bad and his family is no longer safe there," this Keffi resident told MegaNews.
Another resident of Jos also told our Correspondent in that city that his brother who lives in Lafia, has sent his family there as he feels it is no longer safe for them to remain there.
Nasarawa State has been in the news since the inception of the Administration of the APC government of Alhaji Tanko Almakura. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in ethnic crises that have engulfed the state, including the killing of over ninety security personnel.
The conflict in the state is now assuming religious dimension as churches are also now targets of attacks by Kambari and Gwandara Muslims; and one of the churches burnt two days ago is a Methodist Church in Lafia town.