Suspected herdsmen have launched fresh attacks on three communities in Adamawa State, killing 15 people and injuring others. One of the deceased is an elderly couple and their two granddaughters.
Survivors said the village of Bolon in Drmsa Local Government Area and nearby Bolki and Bujum villages within Numan town Area were inundated on Wednesday night by heavily-armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
The assailants were thought to possess pounced on Bolon at about 10pm, shooting occasionally and torching more than 10 thatched houses, forcing surviving residents to flee to their lifetimes. Robinson Filgona, Village Head of Bolon stated:
“At approximately 10 pm, some Fulani militants descended on our area, heavily armed and started shooting . Over 100 households within my own community are now homeless because their houses are burnt . Our foodstuffs have also been burnt to ashes like that; if you move round the village, then you will see several of our houses continue to be on fire. My people need help, their food are burnt and there is nothing to fall back to.”
Kwamoti Laori, lawmaker-elect for Numan/Demsa/Lamurde Federal Constituency, has lamented the common attacks and called on the police to restore security to the field. In Precisely the Same vein, Kate Mamuno,” lawmaker-Elect for Demsa Sate Constituency, visited with the community and faulted the absence of immediate reaction from safety