Gunmen have shot dead six police officers drafted to maintain peace in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Confirming the incidence, the state PPRO, SP Othman Abubakar, said four police men who lost their lives were drafted to maintain law and order in the war ravaging area.
But, sources said the six police officers lost their lives, while many others were missing.
According to him, the perpetrators were unknown while investigation was still on going. Conflicting reports from the area said that, unknown gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed Gbolon Communities in Numan killing many people.
It was gathered that the Fulanis had gathered in the villages to mourn their dead kinsmen in the previous attacks and a detachment of policemen were sent to to the area to maintain peace when the incident occurred.
The reports added that heavy casualties were also recorded on the side of the attackers and the natives.
Another reports had it that the fulanis were on a revenge mission over the recent attack on three Fulani communities resulting in the attack of over 55 people.
Meanwhile there has been mass exodus of people, especially non natives from Numan.
Shops and other businesses were hurriedly shut for fear of hoodlums taking advantage of the situation to loot.