Herdsmen, Farmers Skirmish Claim Three Lives in Adamawa


Daji Sani in Yola

No fewer than three people have been reportedly killed, while six others were injured in a skirmish between the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Gereng community of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

An eyewitness reported that some members of the Gereng community were fishing in a pond near the River Benue yesterday when some migrating herdsmen lunched an attack on them, killing three persons with six injured.

The eyewitness said the development irked members of the community to launch an attack to repel the herdsmen but on getting there the herdsmen had fled the scene of the incident.

The source said while the herdsmen were reported to have retreated, they only retreated to mobilise their follow herdsmen for a full blown war with the Gereng community.