Suspected herders have killed at least 10 persons in Kodomun village in Demsa local government area in Adamawa State. Residents said the figure was much higher as many people declared missing might have been dead in the bush.
Clashes between Fulani herders and farmers have escalated in recent years, leading to circles of reprisal attacks.
The lawmaker representing Demsa Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Lumsan Dilli, called for security action to prevent escalation as the affected villagers were mobilising for reprisal attacks.
Also in a chat with journalists, the newly elected Chairman of Demsa Local Government Council, Mrs. Wale Fwa, who was sworn in only on Monday, announced the death of a newly elected councilor, Hani Habila, in the attack.
Deputy Governor, Martins Babable, the Brigade Commander of the 23rd Armored Brigade, Yola, Brigadier General Benson Akiroluyo and the State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ghazzali visited the area yesterday to assess the situation.