No fewer than 20 persons were feared killed on Tuesday as gunmen suspected to be herdsmen invaded Gwamba community in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
According to reports on the incident, the herdsmen stormed Gwamba village at about 6:30p.m. on a reprisal attack following a previous attack lunched on them by the Bachama youths.
The report further explained that based on attacks lunched on some Bachama villages, their youths felt pained that no arrest was made,
This, it was gathered, made them to mobilise against Fulani settlements in Damsa Local Government Area.
ThisDay reports that in retaliation, the Fulani community yesterday launched another deadly attack on the Bachama villages
Meanwhile, another report claimed that there was a truce between the herdsmen and the farmers which ended in a deadlock.
The development made the herdsmen to attack four villages and killed 20 persons.
Several houses were reported to have been set ablaze, while the residents fled in different directions.
While security forces have been drafted to the area to contain the attack, the spokesman of the police command in Adamawa State, Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, however, did not give the casualty figure.
- 6 Herdsmen Arrested As Troops Kill 10 Others After Attack On Adamawa Village
Troops of 101 special Forces Battalion on Excercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) deployed at Numan LGA of Adamawa State on Tuesday responded to distress call by Gwamba villagers who were under attack by herdsmen, Daily Post reports.
“However, during the process of the arrest, the herdsmen showed resistance, which made the alerted troops to engage them and killed 10 of them.
“Items recovered from the herdsmen are: one AK 47 rifle, 41 rounds of 7.62mm special, one locally made rifle with 25 cartridges, one cutlass, looted clothes and one motorcycle”, the statement added.