Suspected herdsmen kill 18 in Adamawa

Suspected herdsmen kill 18 in Adamawa

- The attack occurred on Friday, June 22 at about 8pm

- The killer herdsmen ransacked the village, burned down houses and also destroyed properties

- The police has yet to confirm the incident because, according to Adamawa Command spokesman Abubakar, the matter has not been reported at press time

At least 18 people have been reported killed and several others injured in an attack on Dowayan village in Demsa local government area of Adamawa state, Channels TV reports.

The report quoted local residents as saying on Saturday, June 23 that the attack occurred on Friday, June 22 night.

The residents claimed the herdsmen who carried out the attack, struck at the communities around 8:00 pm.

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They burned down several houses and destroyed other properties.

The Police has yet to confirm the attack. Adamawa Command spokesperson Othman Abubakar said he has yet to be informed about the incident.

This latest attack comes just days after reported an attack in Plateau state.

According to the report, some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly killed four members of a family in Kai village in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, according to a confirmation by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

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The public relations officer in the state, DSP Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, June 21, in Jos, the capital of the state.

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