The Adamawa State government has set up an administrative panel of inquiry to investigate the immediate and remote cause of the recent killings in Kikon and Shaforon communities, in Numan local government area of the state.
The governor, Jibrilla Bindow, who stated this while briefing journalists after a Security Meeting held at the council Chamber of the government house in Yola, also revealed that the police have made some arrest in connection with the killings.
He emphasized that peaceful coexistence among communities is non-negotiable and gave the assurance that “government is on top of the situation to consolidate on the conviviality being enjoyed in that Local Government in the last two years.”
Chairman, Adamawa State council of Traditional Rulers, Lamido of Adamawa, Barkindo Musdapha, who is also the leader of Tapital Pulaku worldwide, called for calm on the part of parties involved in the crisis.
He however said there are existing cattle routes from Toungo to Mayo Belwa, which have been encroached overtime by farmers and called for respect for one another and constituted authority.
In his short remark, Hama Bachama, Homun Stephen (Kwire Mana, Kpafrato 2-Gbulum Bomo), said all Nigerians have the constitutional right to live in any part of the country of their choice.
He said, “it is very unfortunate that the security breach has led to loss of lives.
The monarch urged the panel to dig deep in fishing out the culprits, in addition to finding a lasting solution to communal clashes in the area.
The security meeting had in attendance first class traditional rulers and security chiefs in the state.