- Dozens of women have reportedly been taken captive by suspected herdsmen in Adamawa state
- The suspects were said have to raided Gwon, Bolki and Nzumosu communities in Numan local government area of state
- All efforts made to confirm the incident from the state police spokesman, Habibu Musa, reportedly proved abortive
Emerging reports claimed that about 12 women have been taken captive by suspected herdsmen who raided Gwon, Bolki and Nzumosu communities in Numan local government area of Adamawa state.
Daily Trust reports that Numan communities have been under a total siege by suspected herdsmen since January, 2018, while the incersant attacks that have been dismissed as mere farmer/herder clashes by the authorities.
NAIJ.com gathered that the member representing Numan constituency at the state House of Assembly, Sodom Tayedi, said the marauding herdsmen were advancing towards other neighboring communities.
She further explained that the exact casualties cannot be ascertained as locals scampered to safety in the bush.
Tayedi lamented that the attackers were mobilizing from Abbare which has large contingent of soldiers.
“There are soldiers in Abbare, yet these attackers will always mobilise from that Abbare. There is never a time they’ll attack and I never called security agents as member representing the constituency. I just called the Brigade Commander again and he assured me that troops are on their way to the area.”
The member also noted that even if the soldiers got there, they may not be able to reach the affected villages due to flooding of the area now.
Police could not confirm the attack as police spokesman, Habibu Musa did not answer phone calls up to the time of going to press.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that attacks launched by suspected herdsmen on two communities in Kaduna state has reportedly left about 10 persons dead and several others injured.
Properties were also looted and houses razed during the predawn attacks which reportedly occurred at in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state
“The herdsmen entered the villages between Friday night and early Saturday morning and killed about 10 people,” a witness said, preferring not to be named.
Mass burial organised by the Benue state government for victims of herdsmen attack - on NAIJ.com TV: