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JUST IN: Suspected herdsmen attack Adamawa communities, abduct dozens of women

Reports have it that dozens of women are currently being held by suspected Fulani herdsmen after a raid on Gwon, Bolki and Nzumosu communities in Numan local government area of Adamawa State.

Numan communities have been under a total siege by suspected herdsmen since January this year, with authorities dismissng the attacks as mere farmers/herdsmen clashes.

A member representing Numan constituency at the state House of Assembly, Mrs. Sodom Tayedi, confirmed the recent attacks, telling newsmen that the attackers were mobilizmg from Abbare and were advancing towards other neighboring communities.

According to her, the exact casualties cannot be ascertained as locals scampered to safety in the bush.

Daily Trust quoted her as saying: “There are soldiers in Abbare, yet these attackers will always mobilise from that Abbare.

“There is never a time they’ll attack and I never called security agents as member representing the constituency.”

She added: “I just called the Brigade Commander again and he assured me that troops are on their way to the area”.

The member also noted that even if the soldiers get there they may not be able to reach the affected villages due flooding of the area now.

Police are yet to confirm the attack.

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