Dozens of women in Adamawa State are currently being held by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, SaharaReporters has just learnt.
The attackers have also overrun and burnt down Gon, Bolki and Nzomosu communities in the Numan Local Government Area of the state.
Hon. Sodom Tayedi, the lawmaker representing Numan Constituency told SaharaReporters that the marauding herdsmen were advancing towards other neighboring communities.
She further explained that casualties could not be ascertained as locals scampered to safety in the bush.
Tayedi lamented that the attackers were mobilizing from Abbare despite a large contingent of soldiers stationed there. Abbare is the birth place of Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff.
“There are soldiers in Abbare, yet these attackers will always mobilise from that Abbare,” she lamented.
“There is never a time they’ll attack and I never called security agents as member representing the constituency. I just called the Brigade Commander again and he assured me that troops were on their way to the area.”
She also noted that even if the soldiers get there, they may not be able to reach the affected villages due to heavy flooding.
The Police could not confirm the attack, as police spokesman, Habibu Musa, did not answer phone calls to his line as of press time.