Gunmen attack, burn down community in Adamawa

Gunmen attack, burn down community in Adamawa

- A fishing community in Adamawa state was on Saturday, May 16 thrown into pandemonium after gunmen stormed the area

- The state's police command, which confirmed the attack, said it had deployed anti-riot officers to the community to prevent a total breakdown of law and order

- The attack came about a day after another on Tingno community left several people dead

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Some daredevil gunmen have carried out an attack on another community in Adamawa state in northeast Nigeria.

Premium Times reports that the attack occurred on Saturday, May 16 at a fishing community called Mbemun, somewhere in Lamurde local government area.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to the online news medium, the gunmen set fire to many homes after storming the area in the early hours of Saturday.

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Residents were said to have run for their lives and the number of casualties could not yet be confirmed.

Gunmen attack, burn down community in Adamawa

Adamawa is in northeast Nigeria and it was one of the states that Boko Haram often attacked before the Nigerian government recently declared victory over the insurgents. Photo credit: Channels TV
Source: UGC

According to the report, the incident was confirmed by the spokesperson for the state's police command, Suleiman Nguroje, who said anti-riot officers were drafted to the area to maintain order.

Nguroje said: “As I am talking to you this afternoon, the CP (Commissioner of Police) and the state governor and other service chiefs in the state are heading to the affected areas.

“So, I don’t have full details of the attack,’’

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Legit.ng notes that this latest attack came just a day after we reported that many people lost their lives in Tingno, a suburb of Lamurde local government in Adamawa state after Chabo locals and the Hausa community engaged in a gun battle.

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The fight broke out over a moral contention to slaughter a pig at a local abattoir.

According to a source, more than fifteen people might have been killed as a result of the conflict.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that 11 ISWAP fighters on Monday, May 11 surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in Adamawa as the Nigerian military intensifies its attacks on terrorist hideouts across the northeast.

This was revealed by the coordinator, defence media operations, Major-General John Enenche at a press briefing on Friday, May 15 at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

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