As reported on Adamawa Celebrities Blog, about five communities were reportedly attacked last Friday.
The villages attacked included Bidda,Wubaka ,Kaurami Ngengle, and Wuro Jauro forcing hundreds to flee taking refuge in primary schools and market shades in Mayo-Belwa town begging for assistance.
Our correspondent reports that though no official designated camps for the displaced persons for now, most of the affected communities were taking refuge at Islamiyya Primary school and market shades with Red Cross and other voluntary organizations rendering assistance.
Jauro Ngengle a community leader whose house,farm products and other belongings were completely burnt down by the ethnic militias had called on the government to come to their plight.
“Nothing left in our villages, they razed down all our houses, rustled our cattle even food stuff were not spared.
“We are calling on government and other spirited individuals to please come to our help,” he urges.ADVERTISEMENT
Abdur Rashid Abubakar, headmaster of Islamiyya Primary school had confirmed that over 2,000 IDPs are now taking refuge in the school.
“As you can see, they (IDPs) mostly women and children are still coming to this school to take refugee, and even some of their children came with diseases suspected to be measles and cholera, but we swiftly referred them to hospital for medication and we are now prompted to give students break for a day or two.”ADVERTISEMENT
Confirming the attack, Mohammed Bako chairman of Mayo-Belwa local government who could not give the exact casualty figures , however said over 200 houses were razed down by the attackers.
“Virtually all houses were razed down and over 15 persons were feared killed.
“The situation a bid camp but there was a lot of panic within and around villages that were attacked. We had series of security meetings and engaged stakeholders that concern for peace to reign and normalcy restored.
“We are making concerted efforts with security operatives to ensure that it doesn’t occure again.
“There could be food scarcity because farms were destroyed, cattles rustled. If they did not return to their communities there could be famine .
“Government should come to the aid of the displaced persons, while security operatives be proactive,” Bako urges.