The Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, has ordered reinforcement in the Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, where clashes between the farmers and herders in Shaforon, Kikon and Kodomti resulted in the death of 51 persons, mostly women and children.
Idris spoke during a condolence visit to Governor Mohammed Jibrilla over the Numan killings and a bomb blast at Arhan Kunu Mosque, Mubi, that claimed 58 lives.
He said, “The governor has indicated he’s going to ensure a thorough investigation of the killings. We are going to send a team of thoroughbred investigators to assist with the panel of inquiry.
“But we are here to condole with the people of Adamawa over the recent incidents in the state and see some of the reinforcement we are going to bring to the state to prevent a reoccurrence of such incidents.”
As part of the reinforcement promised by Idris at the palace of the Hamman Bachama, Col. Honest Irmiya (retd.), the paramount ruler in the area, five units of police personnel (315 policemen), with three armoured personnel carriers, will be deployed in the three affected communities.