Some migrant herdsmen have killed six hunters in a farming community in Song Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Residents of the community said the gunmen arrived the community, Aljannaru, in a night raid destroying farms, during which the hunters were killed on Saturday.
There were reports that the attackers were members of the Boko Haram sect.
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However, the Adamawa State Police Command, which confirmed the incident, insisted that the attackers were herdsmen.
Sulaimon Ngoroje, the commander’s spokesperson, said the killing was preceded by the invasion of a farm belonging to one of the hunters.
Nguroje said the hunter whose farm was invaded, was a resident of Gombi Local Government Area, who had a farm in Aljannaru.
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“Two days ago, he visited his farm to make some harvest. Unfortunately, there were these Fulani migrant herdsmen who were riding horses and camels and were moving with their cows. They invaded his farm and he reacted by calling his colleagues for help.
“He invited his colleagues from Gombi to join him to prevent the herdsmen from causing mischief in his farm.
“It was in the evening of Saturday when the hunters were not seen, that their people reported to the police and the police, joined by hunters and some vigilantes, mobilised and entered the area.
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“They found the corpses at a certain remote side of Aljannaru, very close to Zumo Hill,” he said.
The police spokesperson also said the command has mobilised its operatives and other sister security agents, including the military, as well as hunters, to comb the bush to apprehend the herdsmen.