Six People Confirmed Dead in Skirmishes Between Farmers And Herdsmen in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria
Six people have been confirmed dead in three skirmishes between farmers and herdsmen in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Council, Mr. Mohammed Farouk, told journalists on Sunday in Yola that the incidents started Tuesday when some strange herdsmen invaded the guinea corn farm of the village head of Ngantu, a border village with Cameroon.
"When he accosted them, they threatened him and he had to rush and call some hunters. On sighting the hunters, the herdsmen started shooting them with bows and arrows forcing them to retreat and in the process the herdsmen kidnapped an elderly man, Usman Yakubu, who was later found dead," Farouk said.
The chairman said two days after the incident, dead bodies of three Fulani youths were also found in the area as well as two other decomposing bodies of farmers in what looked a skirmish by the two groups.
Farouk said the council had already summoned a security meeting involving all stakeholders in the area to contain the threat to peace in the area.
In a similar development, the Emir of Ganye, Alhaji Umaru Sanda, had held a meeting of local government chairmen, Development Area Administrators and District heads in the emirate to discuss the security threat and measures to check future reoccurrence.
Source African Press Agency
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