Suspected gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday stormed Kola, a predominantly farming community in Guyuk local government area of Adamawa state, killing five people, local sources say.
Lemuel Bappa a local resident reported that three persons, including a woman were shot dead at about 2am in his presence, and several residential buildings torched.
The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the attacks, saying the command was informed of an attack by gunmen “around Mararaba Kola in Guyuk”, said PPRO,
Othman said, “First information report from the Divisional Police Headquarters stationed in Guyuk, indicated that some herdsmen with locally made guns attacked and burnt seven houses in Kola”
He furthered stated that, “the Herdsmen said to be armed with locally made guns attacked Kola, burnt down seven houses killed a woman and four other men.
“Two other victims, a woman and a man sustained gun wounds.
“Those injured in the attack have been taken to the hospital for treatment and the dead to the mortuary for autopsy,” he stated.
As things stand, police have swiftly responded and restored normalcy to the area.
However, five of the attackers have been apprehended by local vigilantes.
However, angry youths in the area, are said to have staged a protest thereby barricading the roads leading into Guyuk, a development which obstructed vehicular movements in and out of the council, Daily Times gathered.