Over fifteen people are feared dead as armed herdsmen numbering over 400 are said to have attacked and burnt down four villages of Bolki, Bang, Zumoso and Gon in Numan and Lamurde local governments of Adamawa State, local sources tell Daily Sun.
According to locals, the herdsmen militia reportedly raided the communities Wednesday night on motor bikes and Hilux trucks, killing and burning down villages.
A source said the herdsmen could not be stopped by the only two Hilux trucks of the military who retreated on sighting the herdsmen.
The source said two air force fighter jets flew over the town before the attack but refused to engage the herdsmen.
The death toll from the attack is expected to rise as locals told Daily Sun that the herdsmen had trailed villagers trying to escape through the river, and that there bodies yet to recovered from it.