Herdmen Killing: Adamawa govt takes new step to end crisis

The Adamawa Government has said that more security personnel would be deployed to areas of conflicts in the state, to protect lives and property.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Ahmad Sajoh, said in Yola that the decision was taken after an emergency Security Council meeting on Wednesday.

DAILY POST recalls that suspected herdsmen attacked Bare village in Numan Local Government of Adamawa State, killing two people and inflicting 29 others with various degrees of injury.

But Sajoh stated that the meeting chaired by the Deputy Governor, Mr Martins Babale agreed that urgent action must be taken to contain the unpleasant development.

The governor has vowed to mobilise all resources to ensure that the situation is brought to a halt as soon as possible.

The commissioner said, “Consequently, the governor directed the Deputy Governor to convene the urgent Security Council meeting to ensure swift and prompt deployment of all security forces to the affected areas.

“During the meeting at the Government House, the heads of security agencies in the state assured that all necessary steps will be taken to contain the situation.

“The heads of security agencies also assured that additional combined team of the army, police and civil defence will move to the affected areas immediately.

”The State Emergency Management Agency and Ministry of Health have been directed by the governor to immediate supply food, non-food items and medication to affected communities.

“As I speak to you, the supply for affected communities in Guyuk local government had been affected, while a high powered government delegation is on its way to commiserate with the people and assess the situation.

‘’The people of Adamawa should embrace peace and dialogue in resolving conflicts,” he said.

Sajoh warned that the government would no longer condone any act capable of undermining peace and development in the state.


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