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Gunmen wipe out family of 9 in Adamawa, kidnap 7 children

Friday, January 26, 2018

/ by Adamawa Celebrities
Kidnappers have abducted high profile personalities and businessmen in the state in recent months, including the member representing Toungo Constituency in the state House of Assembly.
 
A village known Iware was attacked Gunmen, in Adamawa State, along Fufore-Jada Road, killing nine and kidnapping seven children.

The news was confirmed by the Police and some locals saying some gunmen, suspected to be militants, invaded the village at night, killing everyone in a family of nine; went away with seven children and are now asking for ransom.

A local said, 
“the incident occurred in a new Fulani settlement called Iware near Beti Verre, between Fufore and Jada Local Government areas.
“They (kidnappers) are now on the prowl again. There are now pockets of kidnappings in our areas, mostly targeting the well-to-do or those with herds of cattle. They always ask for ransom.

“Local officials were informed about this incident and already we, the vigilantes and other hunters, have swung into action to track down the fleeing kidnappers.”

The Police spokesman in the state, Superintendent Othman Abubakar, also confirmed the situation stating that:
 “We were told about this incident, but are yet to get the full details.
“We have alerted residents of the state on the activities of kidnappers.

“Before now, kidnappers were on the prowl at Toungo, but have changed to Jada and Fufore.”
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