UPDATE: How “Fulani militia” killed 3 police officers – Nigeria Police

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit: Today.ng]
Fulani Herdsmen [Credit: Today.ng]

The Adamawa Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of three mobile police officers and the disappearance of two others in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Demsa Local Government Area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the policemen were among those drafted to secure Kwayine, Gidan Dadi and Karlahi communities after clashes that followed the killing of 47 cattle in the area.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the development to journalists in Yola, said that four rifles belonging to the police officers were also missing.

“Fulani militia attacked the three villages and we lost three of our gallant MOPOL while two are missing.

“We have constituted a high powered search team and by the special grace of God we are going to recover our men.

“On the side of the civilians, two bodies have so far been recovered,” Mr. Othman said.

The spokesperson said that the police had succeeded in killing scores of the militias who where however able to escape with their dead ones.

Mr. Abubakar said more police officers had been drafted to the affected areas.

Gov. Muhammad Bindow had condemned the attack, which occurred less than 24-hours after a government delegation on peace building mission visited the area.

The governor in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, directed security agencies to deploy more personnel to the area.

He described the attack as unfortunate and sad especially coming after recent peace and confidence building efforts.

“The Governor feels highly disturbed that after he had sent delegations on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to interface with the different communities in the area, a clash could occur so soon thereafter.”

He assured residents of government’s resolve to restore peace to the affected areas and protect the lives of every citizen.

Bindow saluted the gallantry of the police in confronting the attackers and urged them not to relent until normalcy is fully restored.

(NAN)


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  • ijelejames

    Why are you telling us. You are the police and are trained to decimate terrorists. Wipe them out.

    • igbo-biafra smuggler, those are the terrorist they are mainly trained to kill not hard working Fulani’s.

      • ijelejames

        Ignored

      • aljauro

        Very mysterious stories,sometimes one cannot understand,sometimes ago herdsmen killers in Enugu where unmasked and found out not to be Fulanis,and recently in kagoro(southern kaduna),killers dressed like Fulanis were apprehended and discovered to be neither Fulanis nor Muslims,what is happening?who is behind it ?,Some one some where is trying to generate bad blood for the innocent fulani man who lives in the bushes and moves from place to place in search of pasture to graze his cattle,bringing you good things;organic and natural manure;milk,butter and cheese;beef and hide(skin),so as to make him pariah and incite the public against him,what a society,may the Lord come to our rescue

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  • Say the truth

    I think Adamawa government should try and accommodate the herdsmen since they are Nigerian. They should not be Fayose who stood against the herdsmen’s excesses and said enough is enough. Political correctness is more profitable than the lives of those killed. Their grand patron is the President and they are untouchable. They have the military boys at their beck and call.

    • If Lagos and the great Yoruba people can put up with the igbo-biafra smuggler ‘man’ maybe the igbo tribe should try and contribute something to this great nation by stop stealing other people cow, and be accommodating to other, remember you’re a guest in other regions too.

  • “The spokesperson said that the police had succeeded in killing scores of the militias who where however able to escape with their dead ones…” what a rubbish statement from the police! How were the militias able to flee with heavy dead bodies if the police were truly fighting them? Rubbish.

    • Bayo

      I almost stopped reading at that point.
      SHAME ON YOU BUHARI.
      Foolani can easily overun mobile police formation with the money and arms given to them by elrufai.
      May God deliver us.

      • omo56

        The shame is not on Buhari but on Tinubu and the south west governors who during the APC primary threw their support behind Buhari thus making him president of Nigeria

        Regardless of political parties (PDP/APC) another Fulani will emerge as president of Nigeria and the Fulani will continue to kill with impunity

      • Otile

        What do you mean? If Buhari is on your side you can commit any crime you like and get away with it. Are Buratai, and Manamman Daura not walking, what can anybody do about them?

        • AryLoyds

          LOL , FULANI HEADSMEN MY ASSSSS, THEY ARE TERRORIST , JUST KILL THEM AND THEIR CATTLE AS THEY ARE ALL FOREIGNERS , THEIR BODIES CAN SERVE AS MANURE

          • Otile

            Never underrate them, they are herding those cattle for the Fulani politicians. They are armed to the teeth like their Boko Haram compatriots. Each time they kill, rape and commit heinous crimes Buhari, Buratai, El-Rufai, Sultan and other Fulani rulers look the other way, at best they exonerate the criminals by imputing the crimes on foreigners. The military is always protecting the Fulani killers and blaming their victims. This has been the situation since Buhari came to power.

        • Senator D

          One with Buhari is a majority! Up Foolanis… Ride on our brothers and comrades… Overrun Nigeria your brother is in Charge!!!

    • DARLINGTON BARI

      That so, no one shall ask them (THE POLICE) for the PICTURES of the marauders….

      • Delta_Quagmire

        If this story had been about Nnamdi Kanu my Yoroba brothers would have been asking for his skull. But here, they are deploying “shophisticated” language to express their disgust. With the Igbos, you’ll be inundated with words such as Biafraud, Landlocked, tell your representatives to move the motion, go back home and so and so forth. Hahahaaaa! My Yoroba bruuuthers, we are all neck deep in this cesspool called Nigeria. As you hold the Igbos back from leaving so you impede yourselves as well. Shalom!

        • omo56

          Instead of you focusing and dealing with the killings carried in Enugu by the Fulani herdsmen, you have to drag Yoruba into the sorry affair

          The south must unite to confront the Fulani agenda

          • Okey Agugua

            Unite for you to backstab them as usual. Your treacherous nature unleashed those headchoppers on all of us.

          • No tribe needs you to unit behind them and stab them in the back, you a paraya.

        • The herdsman are hard working people, igbo-biafra man is a crook, a thief and a smuggler, this creature deserves nothing.

  • K.K.K

    @disqus_lzpVDXc1cM:disqus

    PREMIUM TIMES should know that this cannot be an appropriate Front Story because
    both the Fulani herdsmen and militias have impunity to carry assault rifles around Nigeria,
    and have acquired a concrete liberty to kill any Nigerian at any hour of the day or night;
    without any consequence, whatsoever. The Fulani herdsmen and the Fulani militias are
    an axis of evil which President Buhari accords IMPUNITY in practice; either to kill almost
    everyone in Agatu, Benue state, or to rape the Igbo women in Enugu state and rampage
    over any and all farmlands and devastate the crops. In Yorubaland, the Fulani mad men
    were given similar impunity to beat up Chief Olu Falae and walk him half-naked for forty
    kilometers, demand ransom for beating up Olu Falae and face no consequence for that.
    How can Premium Times put as front page such a routine event of genocide in Nigeria?

  • International games

    ha ha ha! Cowards! How do you know you killed any of them if they left with the dead bodies? When we called them FULANI MILITIA before, people were complaining. Now because it is police they killed, they are no longer HERDSMEN.

  • marc umeh

    I do not understand why Buhari has not made this a national emergency. The north is becoming a burden to the rest of this country. We are still spending millions on BH. Now we are faced with this. Thanks to the SW.

  • Boss Kay

    President Buhari what have we done to you? Your people are killing us! El-Rufai claimed he has gone to beg them instead of arresting them. Buhari is quick to fish out leaders of Niger delta militants but slow to respond to what his kinsmen are doing to other Nigerians. We have two more years of agony. I pray your kinsmen won’t take over nigeria by then. God grant rest to the departed.

    • Arabakpura

      The thing is that the next electoral contest is going to be between him and his brother!

  • LionHeart

    Buhari does not care about the Fulani Militia because they are his brothers. Let’s not forget that the Fulani man values his cows more than a human lives. This is another form of terrorist attack probably masterminded by some people in power in the so called ONE NIGERIA. By the time they spread across the nation, we will become slaves in our own land.

  • Kudo

    Blame treacherous Yoruba people for putting Buhari in power.

  • T-Rex

    I’m tired of hearing about the fulani atrocities in this country! Can we all be allowed to bear arms pls?

  • Senator D

    When Boko Haram started the Northern Elites and Oligarchy kept mum. They never bothered as then the BH boys were slaughtering those from South and bombing Churches. Gradually, the BH boys ran-out of chicken and goats from the South and then turned on their very own. Then the Northern Elites and Oligarchies started screaming that it was Jonathan, Ihejirika, blah blah blah sponsoring BH. We from the South watched in dismay… They even used the BH saga to sing their way into the Presidency. Now, the Fulani Herdsmen came with their own trouble. The Fulani Elites, including Buhari, have kept mute. Gradually, those for the South are waking up from their slumber which has made the surprise attacks of the Fulani Militia unattainable anymore. Now, they have started attacking the Police. Very soon the army and then it’ll become like BH…

  • Senator D

    One with Buhari is a majority! Up Foolanis… Ride on our brothers and comrades… Overrun Nigeria your brother is in Charge!

    • aljauro

      you are an ethnocentric,tribalist,