13 Killed Over 1,000 People Rendered Homeless In Adamawa, As Gunmen Kill Four In Taraba, Set Property Ablaze

By Frontline Reporters

No fewer than thirteen persons are feared killed in Guyuk local government area of Adamawa state following a communal clash between two border communities of Adamawa and Gombe States.

The Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency ( ADSEMA) Mohammed Suleiman made this known to Frontline Reporters in a telephone interview  in Yola the Adamawa state capital.

According to him, the communal clash is a spillover from the crises that erupted in the neighbouring Gombe state between the Waja community of Gombe state and the Lunguda community of Adamawa.

Three villages of Walu, Falu, and Lamza were completely razed down and several people injured as a result of the clash and are receiving medical attention in Guyuk Cottage hospital and other primary healthcare facilities in Guyuk while with severe cases are at the Yola Specialist Hospital receiving treatment.

According to the Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, over one thousand two hundred (1,200) displaced persons are presently being accommodated at the Guyuk Primary School in Guyuk local government area of Adamawa state and more are being registered into the camp for those displaced by the communal clash.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa Command Suleiman Yahya confided in Frontline Reporters that they were yet to receive any report of the number of casualties.

He however assured that normalcy has been restored in the affected communities as more security personnel have been deployed to the area.

This is not the first time these two communities have been involved in communal clashes resulting in the burning of villages, loss of many lives, and property worth millions destroyed.

This fresh incidence is coming at the heels of previous clashes between both communities slightly over a year ago resulting in the loss of lives and property

In a related development, Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed four people in separate attacks carried out between Wednesday and Thursday in Taraba State.

The gunmen in their numbers first attacked Tor-Larshager a suburb community of Wukari Local Government Area killing a 70-year-old man and setting ablaze his residential apartment at about 9:00 P.M On Wednesday.

At about 2:00 A.M on Thursday the gunmen struck again at Rafinkada village killing three persons.

The chairman of the local government area, Daniel Grace confirmed the incident to our correspondent

Daniel disclosed that the trio killed includes an elderly Woman, her daughter-in-law, and a man who is said to have gotten married barely three months ago.

The police public relations officer of the state, David Misal who also confirmed the incident says efforts are on to unravel those behind the nefarious act.

He adds that calm has returned to the area, but operatives of the force are on ground to ensure the safety of lives and property.

The attack is coming barely one week after bandits killed three farmers in Assa village of Wukari local government area on the 7th of April and two Mobile police officers at a checkpoint in Takum LGA on the 6th of April.

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