Published On: Mon, Jan 9th, 2017

3 policemen killed, 2 missing in fresh Adamawa communal clash

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From Umar Dankano, Yola

The Adamawa state police command has confirmed the killing of three of its men and two civilians in a communal crisis between suspected Fulani herdsmen and villagers of Kwayine,Gidan Dadi and Karlahi villages in Demsa Local Government Area in the state.
Spokesmen of the Command, S.P Othman Abubakar told Peoples Daily that the three personnel were caught in between the crisis where they met their untimely death and that two more personnel with four AK 47 service riffles were missing in the conflict.
He said the command has since redeployed more police from the anti riot units to the area with a view of maintaining law and order and appealed for calmness as the authorities will unravel the remote causes of the attacks in those villages for justice to be ensured.
It could be recalled that, barely 24 hours ago, the Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla ‘s government donated N10,million and 775 bags of rice to Kodomun community in the same council so as to appease the warring communities.
However, Governor Jibrilla has described the attack as unfortunate, unacceptable and capable of derailing the peace process initiated by his government
In a statement signed by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh which is made available to newsmen in Yola Sunday said the attack which led to the dead of security personnel and the loss of countless properties as callous and condemnable .
The statement, however, directed security agencies to deploy more personnel to the area to ensure that the security of lives and properties in the area are adequately guaranteed.
The statement reads in part; “The Governor feels highly disturbed, that after he had sent delegations on Wednesday, Thursday,Friday and Saturday to intervene with the different communities in the area.
“The governor directed security agencies to act decisively with anyone who take the law into their hands. This government will not condone lawlessness and acts capable of breaching the peace.”

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