Scores feared killed as gunmen storm Adamawa

Posted by News Express | 24 April 2021 | 2,548 times

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Heavily armed gunmen have raided the ancestral home of former Senate Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Jonathan Silas Zwingina, Faru village, in Adamawa State.

Security sources in Guyuk Local Government Area have confirmed that the gunmen burnt down the village beyond recognition as well as killing scores of persons.

Eye witness accounts say the gunmen came from the side of Gombe State believed to be marauding Waja warriors who also burnt down six other villages of the Guyuk LGA.

The Chairman of the LGA Barrister Shallom Kassah, who also confirmed the development said the security situation in the affected areas have been restored to normalcy as the Government of Adamawa State mobilized police present in the areas burnt down.

The villages attacked including, Falu Tudu, Walu, Tudu and Samza all of Guyuk Local Government Area

15 persons have also been confirmed killed while over 2000 people have become Internally Displaced Persons at selected IDPs centers in Guyuk LGA.

The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the development and said the Police have moved into the affected areas of Guyuk LGA.

•Text (excluding headline) courtesy of Independent.

Source: News Express

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