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Fear grips Adamawa residents, as herdsmen attack claims six lives

fulani herdsmenFollowing reported attack by Fulani herdsmen resulting in the death of six persons in Tambor Jumor community of Girei Local Government Area, penultimate Wednesday, palpable fear of further attacks by herdsmen now pervades Adamawa State.

According to report, the suspected herdsmen invaded the villages in the wee hours of Wednesday killing six persons, while many others were injured.

Though the remains of three of the victims had been recovered, the other three were still missing at the time of this report.

Villagers from the communities, predominantly Bahamas and Batas, have protested frequent attacks by suspected herdsmen and called for urgent intervention by government and security agencies.

The protesting villagers took the three recovered dead bodies to the palace of the District Head of Girei, Dr Ahmed Ibrahim chanting war songs.

At the police headquarters, a spokesman for the communities, Mr Christopher Jalo said the herdsmen had pushed the communities to the wall and the only option left was to defend their communities and people against the herdsmen invasion.

Receiving the protesters, Adamawa Police image maker, Othman Abubakar promised that the command in conjunction with other security agencies would ensure peace returned to the area.

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