Over 15 People Reportedly Killed During Gun Battle Over Killing Of A Pig In Adamawa
Property worth millions of Naira were also burnt down during a heavy gun battle between the two communities in Tingno, a suburb of Lamurde, the administrative headquarters of local government area in Adamawa.
Some sources told Daily Sun that the fight broke out over a moral contention to slaughter a pig at a local abattoir.
There could be heavy casualties and that more than 15 people might have been killed as a result of the conflict,” a source said.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations officers, (PPRO) Adamawa State Police Command, Suleiman Ngurojoe said:
“The state Commissioner of Police has directed the Squadron Mobile Commander and the area Commander Numan Division, to proceed with all DPOs within that area and all other operational commanders.
“When we arrived, we met our people already in the town, and gunshots were still ongoing. With the military and police on ground, most of them were pushed back into the mountains and the town was returned to normalcy.
“Heavy reinforcement have been made including the men of the military, members of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Counter Terrorism Squad and Investigation Department, so as to get to the immediate and remote cause of the conflict and they have been commanded to remain there till further notice and the men of the CID are to conduct a thorough investigation on the issue.
“And they have also been instructed to go round and ascertain whether there are casualties.”
“We have so far evacuated about thirty-two persons, largely women and children have been moved to an IDP camp in Lafiya and one other person has been handed over to the men of the Red Cross Society for medical attention after sustaining machete cuts in the conflict.
“The governor has also instructed the Chairman of Lamurde local government to ensure to the upkeep of the people at the camp.”