Suspected militia kill 30 women, children in Numa,Adamawa

Suspected militia kill 30 women, children

The Adamawa Police also confirmed the killing of 30 people during an attack on Fulani settlements in Numan Local Government area.

The spokesman of the Adamawa Police Command, SP Abubakar Othman said 30 people were killed and that investigation has commenced in an effort to track down the suspects.However, the Fulani leaders put the figure at 60.

Reports from the area said armed men suspected to be members of Bachama ethnic group attacked the community Monday evening when most of the men were yet to return home.

Commenting on the attack, the North East chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Mafindi Danburam said over 60 Fulani people were killed.

Danburam said the attackers were youths from the indigenous population who had been threatening the herders.

He said about 45 bodies of slain women and children had so far been recovered and buried.

Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Martins Babale has visited the area to commiserate with the victims. He called for restraint and assured the families of the victims that the government would bring the perpetrators to justice.

A herder who spoke to our reporter said a traditional ruler in the area had ordered the herders to leave the area few days before the attack

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