Adamawa confirms four killed in midnight raid

Governor Murtala Nyako

The state government said it will set up a panel to investigate the attack.

Four persons have been confirmed killed when gunmen attacked Yoldi Kohi village, Bidoma Development Area of Lamurde Local Government, in Adamawa State, in the early hours of Monday.

The administrator of Bidoma Development Area, Dennis Kakaba, confirmed the incident while receiving state government officials and members of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency on Saturday.

Mr. Kakaba told the visiting officials that a group of unidentified gunmen attacked the village on Sept. 17 at about 3 a.m.

“I received a call at about 3 a.m. from some people in the village that they were under attack by some gunmen,” the administrator said. “So, I alerted the security agents about the development which they immediately responded to.”

At the end of the attack, Mr. Kakaba said, “four people were confirmed dead; nine seriously injured and are still receiving medical treatment at Numan General Hospital, with over one thousand people displaced.”

He said that about 80 houses were razed, more than 350 cows and other domestic animals burnt to ashes while property worth millions of naira were also destroyed.

He thanked the officials for the visit and appealed to the State Government to ensure the protection of the lives and property of its citizens.

The Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, Salihu Zumo, said that they were in the area to commiserate with the entire local government development area and the affected people.

He said relief materials and an undisclosed amount of money had been donated to those receiving medical treatment at Numan General Hospital, and other affected victims to ease their living condition. He said that the governor was shocked over the incident and appealed to the communities in the area to live in peace with one another.

“Government will not allow such incessant killings to continue,” Mr. Zumo said. “A panel is going to be set up to investigate those behind this massacre.”

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