Adamawa killings: Police to deploy five mobile police units — IG

I-G meets with Commissioners of Police in Abuja
Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said on Saturday that the force would deploy five mobile police units to Adamawa to prevent future clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

Mr. Idris said this in Yola when he visited Gov. Mohammed Bindow to commiserate with him and the people of the state over the killing of 35 persons by militias in Numan local government area.

The attack occurred on Monday night following the killing of a farmer by suspected Fulani herdsmen resulting in a reprisal attack by the farming communities of Shaforon, Kodomti and Kikan all in Numan local government area of the state.

The IG said the five units would reinvigorate security operations to prevent further bloody clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

He also promised to deploy tracking units of the force for the investigation of previous incidents.

He assured the people of the state that the incidents would be thoroughly investigated to prevent a repeat.

Mr. Idris commended the traditional institution and others for wading into the crisis.

He said he was in the state to commiserate with the people over the unfortunate bombing in Mubi and killings in Numan Local Government Area of the state.

Mr. Bindow urged the IG to deploy his men to investigate the incident in Numan.

He assured that the perpetrators would be brought to book upon investigation.

He thanked the IG for the visit, saying that it was a demonstration of his concern for the people. (NAN)


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  • shakara123

    Medicine after Death. Where were your units before the killing? Is there no surveillance of potential hotspots to prevent future occurrences. Bunkum

  • Otile

    Gowon committed the worst genocide in black Africa, now Mohamed Buhari is following his footsteps. By the time Mohamed Buhari leaves power the population of Nigeria will dwindle to what it was before Buhari was born.

  • Rominiyis

    Its the herdsmen that were the worse off in this attack. The IG went there, will deploy additional security, investigate the incident and “He assured that the perpetrators would be brought to book upon investigation” Why was this kind of attention not given to other incidents of this nature? especially where the herdsmen were the perpetrators and killed farmers? Benue and plateau and many other places across the nation.