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An alleged attack by suspected herdsmen on four villages in Adamawa state has reportedly left over 15 people dead.
The Sun reports that the villages attacked by the suspected herders included Bolki, Bang, Zumoso and Gon in Numan and Lamurde local government areas of the state.
The newspaper citing local sources, stated that herdsmen militia allegedly arrived the communities, on Wednesday night, May 2, on motocycles and hilux trucks, killing and burning down villages.
A source said the two hilux trucks of military personnel retreated on sighting the suspected herdsmen, while two Air Force fighter jets flew over the town before the attack but refused to engage the attackers.
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The Cable reports that the gun battle erupted after the insurgents invaded the village with gun trucks and tricycles.
NAIJ.com learnt that security operatives however, succeeded in repelling the militants.
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