Billy Graham Abel Yola
Two aged couple and their two granddaughters were allegedly brutally murdered in yet another Fulani militia onslaught on Bolon town in Demsa local government of Adamawa State on Wednesday night.
The armed killer-Fulani attackers were said to have descended on the town at around 10 pm shooting sporadically and burning down over one hundred houses.
Speaking to our correspondent, the village head of Bolon, Robinson Filgona said: “Over one a hundred households in my community are now homeless because their houses have been burnt down.
“Our food has also been burnt to ashes just like that; if you go round town, you will see that several of our houses are still on fire.
“At about 10 pm, some Fulani militants descended on our community heavily armed and started shooting at everyone they saw.
“We quickly mobilized to defend our lives and property but all we had were just our local bows and arrows; so they overpowered us. In fact, it is because of the resistance we mounted that you still see some few houses standing.
“My people need help; their food have been burnt and there is nothing to fall back to.”
The member-elect, Demsa local government, Kate Mamuno, who visited the community lamented the mayhem saying the security operatives in the state have to improve on their response to crisis.
Mamuno said: “This is the third time this community has been attacked by this murderous group and yet they go away without being apprehended by the security.
“Almost three-quarters of the village has been burnt down.
“These people need shelter, clothing, food, among other basic necessities because everything they had has been destroyed.”
A survivor of the attack, Alex James, while narrating his ordeal said: “I have been physically challenged after I had a stroke, so I could not run, so this place where you met me is where I was seated when the attack started and ended.
“At about 10 am, I started hearing gunshots all over the town and it kept coming closer, there was nothing I could do.
“About four of them came some few meters closer to my house but as God would have it, I heard one of the attackers calling them in Fulbe to leave, that was how they left and I survived.”
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Othman Abubakar, when contacted said, the police had been informed of the situation but they were yet to get details of the attack.