- Following recent communal conflicts in Adamawa and Taraba, President Buhari has directed a quick intervention and response to affected communities
- The president also directed the quick intervention response delegation to convey his sympathy and to bring succor to the affected communities
- The delegation’s leader said that the affected persons should expect intervention from the federal government through NEMA
- During the assessment, the delegation visited Barai and Bolon villages and LCCN Cathedral and Numan General Hospital
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a quick intervention and response to the affected communities in the recent communal conflicts in Adamawa and Taraba.
The quick intervention response delegation, led by Air Commodore Akube Iyawu, director, search and rescue of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), arrived in Yola on Monday, April 22, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Iyawu, at the Hamman Bata and Haman Bachama palaces in Demsa and Numan, said they were in the areas to assess the level of damage done to lives and property in the affected areas.
“We are in the state following the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to come and assess the level of destruction to facilitate quick intervention.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has directed us to also convey his sympathy and to bring succor to the affected communities,” Iyawu said.
He said that the affected persons should expect intervention from the federal government through NEMA, within the shortest possible time.
In their separate responses, Stephen Irmiya, who is the Hama Bachama and his counterpart Alhamdu Teneke of the Bata kingdom, thanked the president for identifying with them in the trial times.
They urged government to find ways of bringing lasting solutions to the crises in order to enable their communities live in peace.
Dr Muhammed Sulaiman, the executive secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), said that two communities of Bolon and Barai were recently under attack by gunmen.
Sulaiman said four people were killed, 10 sustained injury while many houses were burnt during the attack on Bolon village in Demsa local government area
During the assessment, the delegation visited Barai and Bolon villages and LCCN Cathedral and Numan General Hospital in Demsa and Numan areas.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that communal clashes in Benue escalated as 11 persons were allegedly killed after gunmen opened fire on Christian worshippers at Tse-Aye and Tse-Ngibo, Ikurav Tiev in Katsina-Ala local government area.
The attack was as a result of the rivalry between the people of Shitile and neighbouring communities in Sankera area of the state comprising Logo, Ukum and Katsina/Ala local government areas.
A highly placed government official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said attempts to resolve the conflict had proved futile.
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