Many persons have been reported killed and several others injured in a communal clash between two communities of Lafiya and Boshikiri in Lamurde and Guyuk Local Government Areas of Adamawa State, according to Daily Post.
It was gathered that the crisis erupted after three vigilante men who responded to a distress call from a farmer were murdered by unidentified persons in a bush, resulting in a reprisal.
The crisis was said to have taken a new dimension when both Muslim and Christian places of worship were razed.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abubakar Othman, also confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
He, however, said the police had not gotten the report of anyone killed while those injured have been taken to the hospital.
Mr. Othman added that houses were burnt while four other persons were missing.
“It was quite an unfortunate situation,” he said.
“These two local governments have been living peacefully for quite some time; that is Lamurde Local Government and Guyuk in Adamawa State,” he added.
The Command’s spokesperson explained further, “unfortunately, two young men left for their farms on this fateful day and they never returned. A day after, one of them was discovered dead and the other one critically injured.”
Othman, however, said normalcy had since returned to the communities after the Commissioner of Police deployed personnel to bring the situation under control.