Soldier, police officer, two others killed in Adamawa- Police


There is a new wave of attacks on Police Stations in Adamawa state.

The Adamawa Police Command on Thursday confirmed the killing of four people by gunmen in Song Town, the Headquarters of Song Local Government Area.

The spokesman for the command, Mohammed Ibrahim, said the early morning attack claimed the lives of a soldier, a policeman, an old woman and her grandchild.

Mr. Ibrahim said the gunmen, who used machine guns and explosives, burnt the Song Divisional Police Station and the Local Government Secretariat.

The Song attack comes less than a week after a similar attack in Maiha, Hong and Fufore local government areas of the state.

In Maiha, two people lost their lives in the attack that affected the police station, prison, area court, local education authority, customs post and district head’s office.

In Hong, where police repelled the attackers from burning the Divisional Police Station, two people sustained bullet injuries, including the newly elected Hong Local Government Chairman, Ahmed Yerima, who was hit by a stray bullet.

Meanwhile, reports say residents of Yola, the state capital, are apprehensive over the development.

“If you know Adamawa well, after Maiha, Hong, Song, the next place is Yola,” a resident said.