Herdsmen Kill Dozens, Injure Several others in Adamawa
Armed Fulani herdsmen on Saturday, unleashed mayhem in Kodomun Village, Demsa Local Council of Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria, killing dozens of people and injuring several others.
According to Mr. Harrison Wonokpalukai, Secretary to Bata Traditional Council in Demsa, a security man working in the Bata palace was also killed when he went in search of bodies of some of his relatives after the deadly attack.
“The security man who is in charge of the gate left this afternoon to go and search for the corpses of some of his relations that were killed during the attack and he was also killed by the Fulani herdsmen who hid inside the bush surrounding the village,” he said.
“Soldiers and few policemen went to the area, but could not enter the battlefield because of their number. So, they returned to Yola the state capital for reinforcement,” he said, while adding that the herdsmen were still lurking around to kill anyone who attempts to take away the corpses of their loved ones.
“I am in the hospital now as I talk to you, those that were injured are undergoing medical treatment. The hospital is housing 11 people with gun shots, who, though seriously wounded, escaped from the unprovoked attack by the Fulani herdsmen,” he stated.
He said they’d been directed by the traditional ruler not to go in search of their missing relations until security agents rid the bushes of the blood-thirsty herdsmen.
Guardian reports that the Adamawa state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police Abubakar Usman, did not respond to several calls put across to him.