Adamawa state police command, has denied reports that over 50 People were allegedly reported to have been killed in farmer/ herders attacks in Bang village, in Numan local government area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), Othman Abubakar confirmed that four persons were killed during the attack on the village near Mayo-lope, a border village with Taraba State.
Othman said the crisis started when farmers killed two herders and in a reprisal attack the herders equally killed two farmers and burnt four houses.
“A total of four people were killed, during the attack in the village.
“The farmers in the village killed two herdsmen while the herdsmen in reprisal attack, also killed two farmers, bringing the total number to four persons who lost their lives during the attack”.
However, effort by this paper to contact Mr Arnold Jibila, chairman, Numan local government for his reaction proved abortive.
As series of phone calls and text messages sent to his mobile phone were not replied.
Meanwhile, on the alleged rumors of recruitment of Islamic sect known as ‘Hakika’, the police image maker said that the command is not aware of existence of the sect in the state.
He urged members of the public to make available information to the police for prompt action on the matter.
“The police is not aware of recruitment of such sect in the state.
“Any person with useful information on the sect, should make it available to the police for prompt action”,Othman maintained.
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