Fulani Herdsmen Death toll rises to 30 in Adamawa

Ghazzali, on Monday, August 1, 2016, said that no life was lost, when he visited the area after the attacks.

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30 people have been confirmed dead by youths in Kodomun, Adamawa state, following attacks by Fulani herdsmen.

The Adamawa State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ghazzali, has also been criticised by indigenes of the community over his handling of the matter.

Ghazzali, on Monday, August 1, 2016, said that no life was lost, when he visited the area after the attacks.

The Adamawa police boss explained why he did not deploy policemen to Kodomun saying “My men were on the ground. We would not risk our men to be there just to give security to one side so that the other side will not think we have taken side with one side.

“There are two different people involved in these clashes: the herdsmen and the farmers. And we have to be very careful in handling such type of communal clashes.”

Expressing his displeasure, the traditional ruler of the area, the Hama Bata, His Royal Highness Alhamdu Teneke, said “A lot of people have been killed. Today they would go and see for themselves the corpses of those slain in the attacks some of which they would find in the town and those yet to be brought in lying in the bush.”

The Nigerian Army recently announced that it will commence a joint force operation with other security agencies to curb the menace of the Fulani herdsmen.

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