At least eight persons have died in a clash between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Koh community in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Residents said people of the two communities clashed Saturday after a Fulani herder trespassed into a farmland and the owner raised the alarm, causing the Fulani man to leave and to reappear with his kinsmen who confronted the farmers.
There have been clashes between the herders and villagers in the area, culminating in the killing of a 10-year-old Fulani boy and a subsequent attack on Koh community that left more than 40 villagers dead earlier this year.
Eye witnesses reported that eight villagers died in the Saturday clash while seven injured ones were rushed to the Specialist Hospital and Zenith Hospital in Yola.
A politician from the area, Phineas Elisha, said he lost two relatives, including a policeman who was on leave, saying the policeman was killed by a stray bullet when he was running for safety.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, DSP Abubakar Othman said one person was killed and two were injured in the clash.