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Suspected Herdsmen Kill 10 In Adamawa Village

Suspected herds men have killed atleast 10 persons in Kodomun village in Demsa Local Government area in Adamawa State.

 Local politicians said the figure was much higher as many people declared missing might have been dead in the bush.

 Clashes between Fulani herds men and farming have escalated in recent years, leading to circles of reprisal attacks.

 The Law maker  representing Demsa Constituency at state House of Assembly, Lumsan Dilli told journalists that the number of dead was much higher.

 He called for security action to prevent escalation as the affected villagers were mobilising for reprisal attacks.

 Also in a chat with journalists, the newly elected Chairman of Demsa Local Government Council,  Mrs. Wale Fwa, who was just sworn-in on Monday, announced the death of a newly elected councillor, Hani Habila in the attack as more than 40,000 have been displaced.

 Wale said the council was collaborating with security agencies and traditional rulers to initiate dialogue among the communities.

 Deputy Governor, Martins Babable, the Brigade Commander of the 23rd Armored Brigade, Yola, Brigadier General Benson Akiroluyo and the State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ghazzali visited the area on Tuesday to asses the situation.

 The trio had earlier commiserated with  the paramount ruler of Batta, Hamman Batta, Chief Alhamdu Teneke at his palace over the incident., calling for calm and assuring residents of protection.

Credit: DailyTrust

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