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Girei Carnage: Communities Demand Compensation

By Tom Garba, Yola
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The communities affected in the recent carnage in which dozens were killed by suspected Fulani herds men in Girei area of Adamawa State have called on government to averted an imminent attack by Fulanis.

Addressing journalists in Yola, the Chairman of Njirya Community, Manassah K. Nayangom said they were informed that a Fulani militia were mobilising to launch a fresh attack on the villages.

Dozens of villagers died in an attack on four villages in January following series of conflicts between the two communities with the Police attributing the killings to communal strife which culminated in the killing of a Fulani boy by youths from the community.‎

Nayangom blamed government for the neglecting security reports from the communities in the days leading to the January carnage, saying similar attitude by government may lead the community to resort to self defence strategy.

"We have gathered from reliable sources that some Fulani herds men have shared. Kolanuts once again amongst their kins men in a meeting at Tambo and Jera Bakari village areas which is their usual rituals whenever they have an urge. For drinking blood of innocent people". He stated.

He lamented the failure by security agencies to arrest the suspected master minds of the attack including some Fulani leaders in the area even after the affected communities lopged complaints.‎

Burnt Balawo village in the Eastern part of Koh.‎ Leaders of Koh community have called for the arrest of alleged master minds ‎

‎The communities affected in the recent carnage in which dozens were killed by suspected Fulani herds men in Girei area of Adamawa State have called on government to averted an imminent attack by Fulanis.

Addressing journalists in Yola, the Chairman of Njirya Community, Manassah K. Nayangom said they were informed that a Fulani militia were mobilising to launch a fresh attack on the villages.

Dozens of villagers died in an attack on four villages in January following series of conflicts between the two communities with the Police attributing the killings to communal strife which culminated in the killing of a Fulani boy by youths from the community.‎

Nayangom blamed government for the neglecting security reports from the communities in the days leading to the January carnage, saying similar attitude by government may lead the community to resort to self defence strategy.

"'We have gathered from reliable sources that some Fulani herds men have shared. Kolanuts once again amongst their kins men in a meeting at Tambo and Jera Bakari village areas which is their usual rituals whenever they have an urge. For drinking blood of innocent people". He stated.

He lamented the failure by security agencies to arrest the suspected master minds of the attack including some Fulani leaders in the area even after the affected communities lopged complaints.‎

Kens were killed by suspected Fulani herds men in Girei area of Adamawa State have called on government to averted