The Adamawa State Police Command have finally confirmed the killing of three Mobile Policemen and the disappearance of two others today, Sunday.
The attack that led to the death of the policemen, was carried out by suspected herdsmen in Demsa Local Government Area of the state.
According to NAN, the policemen were among those drafted to secure Kwayine, Gidan Dadi and Karlahi communities after clashes that followed the killing of 47 cattle in the area.
The Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa state command, SP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident to journalists in the Adamawa State capital, today. Mr. Abubakar said that four rifles belonging to the slain policemen were also missing.
“Fulani militia attacked the three villages and we lost three of our gallant MOPOL while two are missing.”
“We have constituted a high powered search team and by the special grace of God we are going to recover our men.
“On the side of the civilians, two bodies have so far been recovered,” Othman said.”
The Police spokesman revealed that the police had succeeded in killing many of the devilish militia, even though they managed to escape with some of their dead.
Abubakar also confirmed that more policemen had been brought in to the affected areas to help keep the peace.
Adamawa State Governor, Muhammad Bindow had vehemently condemned the attack, which occurred less than 24-hours after a government delegation on peace building mission visited the area.
Governor Bindow, said in a statement which was signed by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, that he has directed security agencies to deploy more personnel to the area.
The Governor described the attack as unfortunate and sad especially coming after recent peace and confidence building efforts.
“The Governor feels highly disturbed that after he had sent delegations on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to interface with the different communities in the area, a clash could occur so soon thereafter.”
The Governor went on to assure residents and indegenes of his administration’s resolve to restore peace to the affected areas as well as do everything possible to protect the lives of every citizen.