DPO, 29 others killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen
The harbingers of death were on the praul pen-ultimate Sunday as the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) in charge of Vonokilang police station in Direi Local Government Area of Adamawa State and 29 others were on Sunday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Some suspected Fulani herdsmen as was gathered were on vengeance over a quarrel between them and some farmers two years ago had stormed Demsare, Wunamokoh, Dikajam and Taboungo communities.
The DPO, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Okozie Okereofor, who just assumed duties two months ago was reportedly ambushed when he was leading his men to the disputed area and shot dead. Also killed were 29 others.
The corpses of the Police Officer and the civilians were deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
Spokesman of the state Police Command, DSP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the death of the DPO, saying that he and his team were attacked while on official duty in the affected villages before he was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
“The suspected Fulani herdsmen raided four villages in Girei Local Government Area on Sunday morning around 5:30 am killing scores including a DPO. They looted the town of food, live stock and set some houses ablaze.