No less than 30 persons have been feared killed and several others injured following a clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Numan local government area of Adamawa State.
The incident occurred after farmers attacked Fulani herdsmen in the state, the state police spokesman, Othman Abubakar, said on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
It was learnt that the incident, which occurred on Monday night, was as a result of the killing of a farmer by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
This led to a reprisal attack by the farming communities of Shaforon, Kodomti and Kikan all in Numan local government area of the state.
It was also gathered that those affected have fled their communities following rumours of alleged reprisals and are taking refuge in the Numan General Hospital.
Meanwhile, the situation has since been brought under control with the drafting of the military to the area.
In his reaction, the State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, was said to have sent a delegation led by deputy governor, Martins Babale, to assess the situation.
Accompanied by other security chiefs in the State, the deputy governor described the killings as unfortunate and further appealed for calm.
The Commissioner of Police Adamawa State Command, CP Moses Jitoboh also assured those affected that justice will be served as the police will leave no stone unturned in arresting the perpetrators of the killings.