Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Adamawa boils again as Fulani go on reprisal in Numan

Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Adamawa state police command on Monday said fresh violence had erupted between Farmers and herdsmen in Bachama dominated area of Numan, southern part of Adamawa State.

Police spokesman in the state Othman Abubakar said the crisis started in Dong, which is under Demsa local government, following “misunderstanding” between Farmers and Fulani herdsmen.

“For now more security were deployed including soldiers and they are on the top of the situation.
“I can’t confirm if it’s reprisal, but there was dispute,” said Mr Abubakar, an assistant superintendent of police.

A fleeing Bachama tribesman Gregon Daniel whose house was burnt in Dong said “rampaging herdsmen have sacked our villages of Lawaru and Dong in Demsa Local Government.

“They stormed the two villages a few hours ago killing and setting houses ablaze.

“Fighting is presently going on as many villagers including women and children are scampering to nearby bushes for safety,” said he.

Both villages are less than 10km away from Numan.

It could be recalled that the Fulani groups have earlier vowed to take a “definite stand over the killings of their kinsmen if federal government fails to act fast”.

Last week, over 60 persons, mostly women and children, were killed by suspected Bachama militia.

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