Several feared dead in Adamawa communal clash

Adamawa on map
Adamawa on map

Several people are feared dead in a communal clash in Libbo ward of Shellenge Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Confirming the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, the councillor representing the ward, Shuaibu Waleed said the clash allegedly started when a body of a man from Gomba community of neigbouring Demsa Local Government Area was sighted and the people of Gomba claimed that the deceased was killed by a Fulani.

“The bodies of two Fulani were later seen in what looked like a reprisal leading to further attacks.

“I can’t actually say the number of people killed but I knew that we buried five dead bodies and I saw one other dead body burnt beyond recognition inside a mosque while about 200 houses were burnt,” Mr. Waheed said.

He said normalcy had been restored and already soldiers and policeman had been drafted to the area.

The Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Haruna Furo, said six communities were affected by the crisis.

“I don’t have details of the incident; all I know is that about six communities were affected.”

Mr. Furo said already the agency had dispatched relief materials to the area.

The Spokesman of Adamawa Police Command, Othman Abubakar, said a unit of MOPOL had been deployed to the area.

“I am yet to get details of casualty but normalcy has been restored to the area. A unit of MOPOL had been sent to the area to maintain peace,” Mr. Abubakar said.

(NAN)


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  • Intrepid

    The fulanis on the rampage!

    • Dan Arewa

      Please read the news again.
      5 Fulani were killed and one burnt beyond recognition inside a mosque and I know more were killed. But because most Nigerian media are own by Southern Christians, they never report the killings perpetuated on Fulani because Baba Buhari who oust Drunkard GEJ is a Fulani.

      • Otile

        You and abokinka Mohammed Haruna who upvoted you are mad muslims. How dare you draw in Dr Jonathan because he took power from Hajiya Turai and her looting concubine cabal? Dan iska kawai.

        • Dan Arewa

          You are still in pain after loosing your job that Reno got for you. You have been abusing Arewas and anything about Muslim. But one funny thing is that you will end up as a frustrated loser throughout you life. You will continue to regret for not using what you got during GEJ to invest in menial business.
          If I were you (Allah Forbid), I will stop buying credit and internet data for ever. It will help you in buying New cloths. You won’t be moving as a mad man in the street.

      • GusO

        I’m a Southerner but I believe that our Reporters need to take courses in Conflict Reporting as also suggested by Tope yesterday. I think there is no doubt that our journalists have become emotional about reports of Fulani herdsmen killings that they’re just parroting hearsay most of the time without thorough investigation of all the killings. Yes, Fulanis herdsmen have killed innocent people and many of them carry arms like AK-47. But are all the killings across the country really due to them? Are some killings due to local thugs and criminals but attributed to the Fulanis for lack of investigative investigation? I have not seen our Reporters do a thorough piece of investigative reporting where the Reporters seek out the other side of the story to understand why they are doing what they are accused of doing. But there are two sides to a coin. Let our Reporters seek out the leadership of the cattle rearers and the herdsmen heading the cattle in the field to hear how they feel about their supposed killings. Then we can get a balanced report. I leave in the US and Reports in newspapers here usually cover both sides of the story and they leave it to the readers to judge the veracity of what they’ve read.