Police arrest 6 over herdsmen/farmers clash in Adamawa


The Police Command in Adamawa has arrested six suspects in connection with the latest conflict between herdsmen and farmers in Simba and Shure villages of Song Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim announced this on Tuesday in Yola while briefing newsmen.

Ibrahim cautioned people in the state against taking the laws into their hands and urged them to report any suspicious characters to security agencies.

Meanwhile, the Adamawa Government has condemned the recent incident during which several lives were lost.

A statement by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, said government would do everything possible to bring the culprits to justice.

“The government feels disturbed that at a time when normalcy is returning to the other parts that were engulfed in crisis, a new wave of attacks is taking place in areas that have been peaceful.

“This is unacceptable. Government will do everything possible to deter further expansion of theater of conflict in the state,” Sajoh said.

He commended security forces for their prompt action that ensured the speedy control of the situation.

“Government is equally doing everything possible to support the police and other security services to apprehend and bring the perpetrators to book,” the commissioner said

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