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Five arrested for setting Fulani community on fire in reprisal attack

Five arrested for setting Fulani community on fire in reprisal attack

- Five men have been arrested by the Nigerian Army in Adamawa state

- They were arrested for settling a Fulani community on fire

- The men reportedly attacked the community to revenge a previous attack by herdsmen

The Nigerian Army has arrested five men in Adamawa state for setting a Fulani community, Dakali, on fire in what is believed to be a reprisal attack after herdsmen attacked Dowayan village in Demsa local government area of the state.

Channels TV reports that the five men were arrested by troops of the 23 Brigade of the Nigerian Army which is based in Yola.

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They were believed to be on a reprisal attack after 18 people were killed by suspected herdsmen who attacked Demsa LGA.

The men arrested by the 23 Brigade. Photo source: Channels TV

The men arrested by the 23 Brigade. Photo source: Channels TV

According to a colonel with the 23 Brigade, the suspects were sighted by the soldiers while they were setting the buildings in the community on fire and apprehended with items, including one local pistol.

Other items recovered from them are a knife, four mobile phones, one empty 10-litre jerrican and more.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that hundreds of youths of Plateau state hit the streets on Monday, June 25, to protest the attack on Berom community which led to the killings of over eighty-six (86) people by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

The youths claimed that security agencies did not protect the attacked villagers during the gunmen’s invasion.

The youths blocked the federal highway in Bukuru and set up bonfires.

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