Herdsmen Vs Farmers: Bloody Clash Leaves 30 Killed


Herdsmen Vs Farmers: 30 Feared Dead In Adamawa

About 30 people have been reported killed in Adamawa state, following renewed clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers within the state.
A clash between Fulani herdsmen and farmers have left 30 dead in Adamawa state.
According to Premium Times, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of Vunokilang police station in Girei local government area of Adamawa state was among the 30 people killed in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday, January 24.

The suspected herdsmen raided four villages: Demsare, Wunamokoh, Dikajam and Taboungo in what is believed to be a vengeance mission over an existing feud with farmers in the area. Several houses and other property in the villages were also burnt in the attack.
The DPO, Okozie Okereofor, who was deployed to the state about two months ago, was said to have been ambushed when he was leading police officers to the disputed area. He was killed in the eventual shootout with the gunmen.
The corpse of the slain police officer and the others killed is currently deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
The police in Adamawa confirmed the killing of Okereofor, saying: “The DPO and his team were attacked while on official duty in the affected villages where he was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.”
Spokesman for the Adamawa state police command, Othman Abubakar, said: “Report at my disposal indicated that the attackers looted foodstuff and livestock of the villagers before setting the villages ablaze.
“The suspected Fulani herdsmen raided four villages in Girei local Government area on Sunday morning around 5:30 a.m. killing scores including the late DPO.”
Commenting on the attack, the Acting Brigade Commander of the 23 Armored Bridgade, Yola, Aba Poopola, confirmed that the Fulani herdsmen had problems with the affected areas.
He said “everything is under control” as he has deployed his officers to the area to maintain law and order.”
Following the attacks, many residents have reportedly deserted their villages even as some of the attacked communities are allegedly held sway by the herdsmen.
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