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15 killed, four villages burnt down as herdsmen attack Adamawa communities

Fifteen persons have been killed and four communities completely burnt down after suspected herdsmen on Wednesday attacked Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The attack came barely three days after Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Mubi, kiling dozens and injuring many more.

The villages affected were Bang, Nyanga, Bonki and Nzomosu.

Chairman of Numan, Hon Arnold Jibla, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Thursday, however, failed to provide fatality figures as according to him, the attack was still raging as at the time of this report.

However, locals said that no fewer than 15 persons have been killed in the late Wednesday night raid, just as they said property worth millions of naira have been destroyed.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO of the Adamawa Command of the Nigeria Police, Othman Abubakar( SP) confirmed the attack, saying 12 persons were confirmed killed in the attack.

“I will get across to you when the full report of the incident is brought to the headquarters,” he told Vanguard.

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