Two persons have been killed while six others sustained injuries after an early morning attack on Shaforon and Kudumti communities in Numan Local Government of Adamawa State. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Suleiman Yahaya confirmed the incident.
While members of the community say the attackers were herdsmen, the PPRO says they were cattle rustlers. Among those who sustained injuries is a military personnel, who residents said resisted the herders in a gunfight.
Meanwhile, Yahaya says officers have been deployed to join other security personnel to comb the area in search of the fleeing criminals.
Reacting on the attack, the state spokesperson of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Muhammad Buba said he was not aware of any attack in Numan areas, but will check who made the attack to ascertain the truth of the said attack.