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Published On: Mon, Dec 29th, 2014

Two policemen arrested for killing herdsmen in Adamawa

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From Umar Dankano, Yola

Tension and apprehension have enveloped Toungo local government area of Adamawa state, following the alleged killing of two Fulani herdsmen by the local police attached to Divisional Police Headquarters in the area.

Reports from the area revealed that an argument ensued between the two policemen, who were on patrol and the two murdered youths over N50 yesterday evening, which resulted to the shooting and killing of their victim.

It was gathered that the incident took place just outside the local government headquarters, at about 5 pm.

The National Liaison Officer of Miyetti Allah socio-cultural association, Malam Sanusi Bara,disclosed the development to journalists in Yola, stressing that if not persuasion and pleading, his people would have reacted violently.

According to the liaison officer, who gave the names of the two youths as Jibo and Maikudi, had five and three bullet holes in them and produced some bullet shells he said was picked at the scene of the incident.

Bara disclosed further that the deceased’s father, Dawa Musa, has now been left to cater for Jibo’s two children.

It could be recalled that a similar incident had taken place some weeks back, where about 25 Fulani were said to have been killed in Bali village of Demsa local government area in the state.

When contacted, the state Police Command Public Relation Officer, DSP Othman Abubakar confirmed the incident, saying the patrol team involved had been arrested.

Abubakar, who did not give the number of policemen involved in the incident, said the matter was being investigated by the state CID unit.

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