August 03, 2016

Number of Deaths in Adamawa Herdsmen attacks increases

Adamawa state Police commissioner, Mohammed Ghazzali has been criticised over his comment and handling of the Fulani herdsmen attacks on Kodomun, following the discovery of 8 more corpses.

Youths from Kodomun who brought out the corpses of the slain members of the community from the bush said, the recovery of the additional bodies had raised the death toll from the attacks which started on Friday to 30.

The incident, came on the day Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, visited the paramount ruler of the area, the Hama Bata, HRH Alhamdu Teneke, and held a security meeting with him at his palace with other service chiefs in the state in attendance.

Ghazzali, who visited the area on Monday shortly after the attacks by herdsmen, reportedly claimed that no life was lost.

CP Ghazzali’s denial of any casualty resulting from the attacks, while addressing journalists, after the security meeting, elicited anger from those present at the palace.

He explained that his refusal to deploy policemen to Kodomun, which had come under attacks, from Fulani herdsmen, earlier on Friday and Saturday, before that of Monday was done so as not to make him look like “taking sides”

He said, “My men were on the ground. We would not risk our men to be there just to give security to one side so that the other side will not think we have taken side with one side.

“There are two different people involved in these clashes: the herdsmen and the farmers. And we have to be very careful in handling such type of communal clashes.”

The monarch, who said his people had been killed in the attacks, challenged security chiefs to visit Kodomun, to find out for themselves if indeed there were "no deaths".

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Olu olu true Journalism

Wallex said...

Imagine the comment from a police Chief.....and the president is yet to say or do NOTHING SMH.

eniola lawal said...

God ve mercy

inumidun said...

Ds is serz, God help us..

SPACO said...

So sad.

samaila sulaiman said...

God have mercy

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

Very sad the government should do something ooo