Three persons have been killed in a clash between farmers and herders in Kasuwan-Ladi village, in the Toungo Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Local sources and a former chairman of the council, Calvin Kefas, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Thursday.
A source explained that some Fulani herders entered into the farm of some indigenes, adding that violence erupted when the herders insisted on grazing on the farmland.
Two farmers were reportedly hacked to death in a clash that resulted from the disagreement.
“On hearing the news of the attack, villagers mobilised, chased and killed one of the fleeing herdsmen,” the source added.
Kefas commended security agents for bringing the situation under control.
The Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the death of three persons, adding that two other residents sustained injuries.
He said, “Operatives of the command have arrested three suspects in connection with the crisis.”
Nguroje noted that peace had been restored in the community.