Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Sen. Nyako condemns attack on police, others in Adamawa

Senator Abdul-Aziz Murtala Nyako, (APC) representing Adamawa Central Senatorial district, on Wednesday,
January 27 condemned in strong terms the attack on police and a community  that  led to the death of a police officer and 30 others in Girei local government area  as claimed by the residents in Adamawa state.

In a statement issued in Abuja, Nyako  expressed displeasure over the attack saying it was unfortunate that the  incident happened at the time his committee on special duties  were  collaborating with stakeholder at  the  state and the  federal  government.

They are collaborating to ensure that the internally displaced persons were  rehabilitated  and reunited  back  with  their  families under the   presidential initiative for North-East and the state transformation strategy  plan.

He explained that the police have done well enough to be commendable by bringing peace to the affected areas in the state, while urging the two communities to bury their differences and continue with their normal life.

He also called on the traditional rulers and the security forces never to relent in discharging their official duties.

About 30 people were reported killed in Adamawa state on Sunday,January 25 following renewed clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers within the state.

A Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of Vunokilang police station in Girei local government area of Adamawa state was among the 30 people killed in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday, January 24.