Adamawa in jeopardy as Fulani herdsmen attack two communities killing hundred
Two densely populated settlements Suwa and Burukutu – in Lamurde local government area of Adamawa State have been attacked and razed down by Fulani herdsmen. from our reporter in Yola, the state capital, mention that the attacks which was carried out by well-armed Fulani herdsmen, struck this community and it lasted from at 4a.m. on Sunday till 8 a.m., leaving the communities in jeopardy.
Details of the incident are not known yet and casualty figure could not be ascertained yet, a large number of people were reportedly killed while the settlements were completely razed down, lucky escaped people speaks
Mark Idokwo Adamu The State Police Commissioner of Adamawa, was able to visit the affected community, Nemuel Yoila, the police spokesperson said, promising to provide details of the incidence two hours after our correspondent contacted him. He is yet to revert as at the time of this report.
Witnesses say the Fulani herdsmen, numbering over 500 and believed to be on a revenge mission, suddenly descended on the communities and begun to attack residents.
Rumours had initially filtered through the town that the Fulani herdsmen were planning a means of revenge on the attacks of their kin and kith earlier in the year following an rampage of violence that storm Jimeta, Mubi and Lamurde, with some Fulani herdsmen arraigning molestation by their host communities
He said although casualty figures could not yet be ascertained, reports reaching him indicated several people lost their lives in the attacks.
The ruler of Kwah and Gyakan community, who preferred anonymity, said his people were now living in fear, following the attacks on neighbouring Burukutu and Suwa.
Hundreds of people have been dislocated from the two communities, renowned as the rice cultivating settlement of the state.
Unconfirmed reports say one mobile police officer was also killed when security agencies tried to repel the Fulani herdsmen.
A government committee was set up to look into the nearest causes of the violence only recently submitted its report, saying properties worth billions of naira were destroyed in the attacks.
The report urged the government to set up peace and reconciliation committees in the local councils to forestall future occurrences and douse inter-ethnic tension in the areas