Suspected Fulani Militia Killed One, Injured Three Others In Adamawa

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ADAMAWA/By Tom Garba, Yola – A group of suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed Gerreng village of Girei local government in Adamawa state and killed one person and injured three others persons.

The victim whose name was not immediately known was reported to have died after sustaining bullet wounds during the attack.

The other victims of the recent vicious attack by the Fulani militia are currently battling to save their lives at the Yola specialist hospital after they were evacuated from Borrong cottage hospital for an elaborate medical attention.

According to reports made available to our correspondent, the young men were initially fishing in a pond around the village when the Fulani men armed with guns laid ambush and opened fire on them.

This attack is coming barely a month after a group of Fulani militias attacked Kwayeni and other two communities in Demsa local government.

Koh and Kadomun communities in Girei and Demsa local governments respectively had suffered a similar fate in the hands of the Fulani militias.

Tension is said to be mounting among the affected communities who are spoiling for a fight to avenge the death of their beloved ones.

The irate communities are visibly worried that the Gerreng attack is coming on the heels of a peace pact reached between the communities and the Fulani herdsmen to give peace a chance.

The communities have also implied official conspiracy in dealing with the security issues affecting the communities saying that before the attack, they had reported suspicious mass movement of the Fulanis within the area to the authorities.

At the time of this report, it is not clear if any arrest have been made.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abubakar Othman who confirmed the attacks said they have deployed men of the Nigerian Police to maintain law and order in the area.

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