The Adamawa state Government has confirmed attacks on two villages of Dong and Lawuro in Numan Local Goverment Area of the state where the two village heads of the affected villages were rumored to have been killed and properties burnt down completely by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday morning.
The State Commissioner of information and Strategy, Comrade Ahmad Sajoh told our correspondent on phone that two villages of Dong and Lawuro were burnt down completely by yet to be identify attackers, during which several persons were killed.
Sajoh said that a security meeting was held on the instance of the government on Monday to fashion out modalities to curb the brewing crisis between the herdsmen and farmers in the affected area
He said the government was on top of the ugly situation as traditional institutions in the area are being involved to curtail crisis from escalating to other neighbouring villages of the state.
Sajoh said the government is highly disappointed and disturbed with the way some people are peddling rumours on falsehood about the tensed atmosphere in the local council.
“We are appealing to our people to desist from peddling lies and rumours about the situation of crisis at hand.
He asked: “Let’s be on the side of restoration of peace as the government is also committed in restoring normalcy to Numan.”
Also speaking on the attack, the Secretary to the Adamawa state Government, Dr Umar Bindir explained that over 400 anti-riot police men and sizeable number of military personnel were drafted to the area to ensure return of peace and harmony in the area.
Dr Bindir pointed out that mostly the farmer lands have overlapped the demarcated cattle routes which is causing the unrest saying herdsmen moving with their animals is like flowing water which must create its rightful path.
Spokesmen of the Adamawa police command , Othman Abubakar confirmed the attack on the two villages and killing of the village head of Dong in Monday’s morning attack but declined to give any causality figure.