herdsmen attacks adamawa, kill 2, injure 29

Suspected herdsmen have launched an attack on Bare village in Adamawa state – The attackers killed two people said to be working on their farms during the attack – Twenty nine other residents of the village were also injured during the attack Some suspected herdsmen on Wednesday, June 27, launched an attack on Bare village in Numan local government area of Adamawa state. Punch reports that the suspected herdsmen killed two people in the village and injured 29 others. It was gathered that those killed were attacked on their farms while the attackers also set the villages ablaze.  Speaking on the attack, the chairman of Numan LGA, Rev. Arnold Ijibla, urged the people of the village not to take laws into their hands. Ijibla said security agencies in the area were in control of the situation. Simeon Mailaimu, one of the victims of the attack, who is also the councillor representing Bare Council Ward said the attack was unprovoked.  According to Mailaimu, cows belonging to Fulani herdsmen had invaded the farmland of a farmer, and the attack began after residents tried to chase the cows away from the farm. Also speaking, the chairman of the Hunters Association, Nasarawa Demsa and Numan branch, Alhaji Bala Uba, appealed to the state government to provide vehicles for their quick response to tackle the invasion of the village. Meanwhile, News previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared a seven-day mourning for victims of Plateau state attack. The party in a statement directed that its flag in all offices be flown at half-mast in honour of the dead. The PDP also urged the people of Plateau and other states where killings have continued to drag President Muhammadu Buhari to the International Criminal Court.

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