Herdsmen Attacks: Adamawa Government Calls For Calm

Adamawa State Commissioner for Information, Mr Ahmad Sajoh has reacted to the early Monday attack in Lawaru and Dong communities saying the state government and security agencies are on top of the situation.

Sajoh who called for calm among Adamawa residents spoke during a phone-in conversation on Channels Television Breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

He explained that the military is working in collaboration with other security agencies and are on top of the situation.

“We also received this information just about now that there is an attack on the community known as Lawaru that the attackers are marching unto dawn.

“Although the situation is still being analysed, the security forces are on top of the situation and the attackers are suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. Nobody can say exactly what is going on,” he said.

Sajoh made reference to the previous attack in Numan adding that efforts are being channeled by security agencies to curtail its reoccurrence.

“We have been trying to contain the situation. We have done everything we could do to make sure such an attack does not take place,” he said.

Although the commissioner regretted the sad development, he, however, appealed to residents of the state not to take laws into their hands but to be calm.

Sajoh further reiterated the government’s position of restoring peace in the troubled region.

Fulani Herdsmen On Rampage Again, Kill Two Village Heads In Adamawa

After suspected herdsmen went on a rampage in an early morning attack on Lawaru and Dong Communities in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa state, two village heads have been reported dead.

At least two people have been reported killed following the early Monday morning attacks on communities in Adamawa State.

Local residents confirmed to Channels Television that the Village Heads of Lawaru and Dong communities in Demsa Local Government area lost their lives in the Monday early morning attack.

The attack is suspected to have been carried out by herdsmen.

The chairman of neighbouring Numan Local government Area also confirmed the attack explains that the attackers set people’s homes ablaze.

Numan itself is just recovering from an attack on Friday, December 1, which left at least four policemen dead.