- Suspected herdsmen have reportedly raided three communities in Adamwa state
- The reports have it that the suspects burned down many houses in the communities
- The communities include Gon, Bolki and Nzomosu in Numan local government area of the state
Suspected herdsmen on Thursday, September 13, reportedly launched attacks on three communities in Adamawa state, burning down many houses.
Channels TV reports that the affected communities include Gon, Bolki and Nzomosu in Numan local government area of the state.
Legit.ng gathered a lawmaker representing Numan constituency in the National Assembly, Honourable Sodom Tayedi, made this known on Friday, September 14.
According to her, the gunmen during the attack shot sporadically into the air and set houses ablaze, forcing residents to scamper to safety. Meanwhile, the number of casualties have been ascertained.
Tayedi maintained that the gunmen mobilised from Abbare, a border community between Taraba and Adamawa state.
She further disclosed that the military have been informed of the attack and they assured that troops have been deployed to the area.
The lawmaker, however, accused security agencies of stationing in Abbare of negligence noting that she wonders why they could not prevent the attack which has been consistent from that axis.
Police authorities could not confirm the attack as calls put through to the police spokesman, Habibu Musa, were not answered.
meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that new attacks by suspected herdsmen on two communities in Kaduna state left about 10 persons dead and several others injured.
properties were also looted and houses razed during the predawn attacks which reportedly occurred at in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.
“The herdsmen entered the villages and killed about 10 people,” a witness said, preferring not to be named.
Mass burial organised by the Benue state government for victims of herdsmen attack - on Legit.ng TV: