May 27, 2024

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7 Killed, Many Injured As Gunmen Strike Adamawa

Armed men who attacked Bolki ward in Numan local government area of Adamawa State reportedly killed at least seven people. The attack, which lasted for more than an hour, left many persons injured. It was gathered that the Adamawa State House of Assembly has condemned the attack, calling for improved security in the area.The deputy speaker and member representing Numan Constituency, Pwamwakeno Mackondo, also called on the Nigerian military to set up a unit in the community, which suffered series of attacks in the past.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Adamawa state police command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, has confirmed the attack. He said seven others who sustained injuries in the attack were responding to treatment at a hospital. Nguroje added that policemen had been deployed in the community to restore normalcy while investigation had commenced. In other news, the Adamawa state police command has confirmed the arrest of 14 suspected notorious kidnappers terrorising the people of the state. The state police spokesperson, DSP Nguroje, disclosed this in a statement issued in Yola, the state capital.

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He said the breakthrough followed credible information from reliable sources, adding that the suspects were arrested in Fufore, Yola South and Jada local government areas of the state. He said during interrogation all the suspects confessed to kidnapping one Alhaji Sale Idi of Farang in Fufore LGA and Ya’u Adamu of Ganye town in Ganye LGA. The police spokesman noted that another victim was Jones Hayatu of Kojoli village in the Jada local government area, adding that the kidnappers also admitted to having collected a huge amount of money as ransom from their victims.