Communal Clash: 13 Killed, Many Rendered Homeless In Adamawa

Communal Clash

At least thirteen persons are feared killed in Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa state following a communal clash between two border communities of Adamawa and Gombe States.The Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Mohammed Suleiman, made this known to Channels Television in Yola on Thursday.He said the communal clash is a spillover from the crises that erupted in the neighbouring Gombe state between the Waja community of Gombe state and the Lunguda community of Adamawa.

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Suleiman said that three villages of Walu, Falu, and Lamza were completely razed down and several people injured as a result of the clash and are receiving medical attention in Guyuk Cottage hospital.

He added that other injured persons are being treated at other primary healthcare facilities in Guyuk while severe cases are at the Yola Specialist Hospital receiving treatment.

Suleiman said over one thousand two hundred (1,200) displaced persons are presently being accommodated at the Guyuk Primary School in Guyuk local government area of Adamawa state and more are being registered into the camp for those displaced by the communal clash.

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Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa Command, Suleiman Yahya, said that the police are yet to receive any report of the number of casualties.

He, however, assured that normalcy has been restored in the affected communities as more security personnel have been deployed to the area.

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