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Shocking! Adamawa police commissioner explains why he allowed herdsmen kill 30 in Adamawa

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Adamawa state Commissioner of Police, has said that he did not deploy his men to Fulani herdsmen massacre of Kodomu community in Adamawa state, so that he will not be seen to have taken sides.

At least 30 people including children and women have been reportedly killed in the attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

While the death toll was initially put at 22, eight more discovered corpses now put the deaths, resulting from Fulani herdsmen attacks on Kodomun community, Adamawa to 30.

The discovery of more casualties from that attack, which took place last Friday, has seen people criticising the Adamawa state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ghazzali, who played down the incident.

Ghazzali, had claimed that no life was lost, while addressing journalists, after he visited the area shortly after the attacks

The commissioner of police also claimed that his refusal to deploy policemen to Kodomun earlier on Friday and Saturday, before another attack on Monday, was to avoid people looking at him as taking side.

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“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,” he said.

 

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