Monday, 9 January 2017

3 policemen killed, 2 missing as Murderous herdsmen attack Adamawa

The Nigeria Police High Command on Sunday con­firmed the killing of three Mobile Police­men and the disap­pearance of two others in an attack by suspect­ed herdsmen in Dem­sa Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

According to the News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN), the police­men were among those drafted to secure Kway­ine, Gidan Dadi and Karlahi communities after clashes that fol­lowed the killing of 47 cattle in the area.

The command’s Pub­lic Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the de­velopment to news­men in Yola, said that four rifles belonging to the policemen were also missing.

“Fulani militia at­tacked the three villages and we lost three of our gallant MOPOL while two are missing.

“We have constituted a high powered search team and by the special grace of God we are go­ing to recover our men.

“On the side of the ci­vilians, two bodies have so far been recovered”, Othman said.

The Spokesman said that the police had suc­ceeded in killing scores of the militias who were, however, able to escape with their dead ones.

Abubakar said more policemen had been drafted to the affected areas.

Governor Muham­mad Bindow had con­demned the attack, which occurred less than 24-hours after a gov­ernment delegation on peace building mission visited the area.

The governor in a statement signed by the Commissioner of In­formation and Strategy, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, directed security agen­cies to deploy more per­sonnel to the area.

He described the at­tack as unfortunate and sad especially coming af­ter recent peace and con­fidence building efforts.

“The governor feels highly disturbed that after he had sent dele­gations on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to interface with the different com­munities in the area, a clash could occur so soon thereafter.”

He assured residents of government’s resolve to restore peace to the affected areas and pro­tect the lives of every citizen.

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