Herdsmen Kill 15 in Fresh Attack in Adamawa

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Daji Sani in Yola

Barely 48 hours after the twin bomb blasts that rocked a mosque in Mubi town, resulting in the deaths of over 60 people, 15 persons have been reportedly killed by armed herdsmen in four villages in Numan and Lamurde Local Government Areas of Adamawa State.

Reports from the affected areas indicated that the herdsmen, in huge numbers, stormed the villages in Hilux trucks and killed about 15 people and burnt down the four villages of Bolki, Bang, Zumoso and Gon.

According to eyewitneses, the herdsmen were reported to have arrived the communities on Wednesday and killed and burnt down property worth millions of naira.

A source said the herdsmen could not be stopped by military personnel who arrived in two Hilux trucks but were forced to retreat on sighting the huge number of attackers.

The source said two Nigerian Air Force fighter jets flew over the town during the attacks but refused to engage the herdsmen.

The death toll from the attack was expected to rise as locals said the herdsmen pursued villagers who tried to escape through the river and bodies were yet to be recovered from the river.

Details to follow…