Adamawa herdsmen attack: 2 missing police officers found dead

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The Police in Adamawa State have confirmed that the two mobile police officers declared missing on Sunday following an attack on three villages in Demsa Local Government Area of the state have been found dead.

The command’s spokesman, Othman Abubakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Yola that the men were found drowned in a River.

“They were found dead; drown in the river,” Mr. Othman said.

Mr. Othman, who did not give details, said the police were still hunting for the attackers and so far no arrest had been made.

The police had on Sunday declared three mobile policemen dead and two missing along with four rifles following an attack by suspected herdsmen on Kwayine, Gidan Dadi and Karlahi villages of Demsa Local Government Area.

The police officers were among those drafted to contain tension in the communities after clashes that followed the killing of 47 cattle in the area.

Governor 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 for 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.

Mr. 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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  • emmanuel

    Where are the miscreants who called themselves Imams and Council of Ulamas in Kaduna State who asked today that some christians should be arrested on the grounds that they fulled the killings.
    May be they should call for the arrest of Adamawa State Governor for the attack in Adamawa. They should also tell us who will be arrested for the suicde killings in Maiduguri today and Egypt by Islamist. Islam is a religion of vultures – period!
    Thouhghtless humans.
    Trump please fulfil your cmpaign promises; they are not worth camaraderie, they carry along with them sorrow, tears and blood!

  • Otile

    For the foreseeable future Fulani tribesmen will continue to murder people but nothing will happen to them. By the middle of 2018 the Fulanis will decimate Northerners beyond the vicinities Oturkpo and Katsina Ala.

  • “recent peace and confidence building efforts.”.. this is comical actually.