Army arrest 71 suspects over sectarian violence in Adamawa

Troops from the 23 Brigade, Yola, deployed to check sectarian violence between Lunguda and Waja communities in Guyuk and Lamurde Local Government Areas of Adamawa have arrested 71 suspects over the mayhem.

The Brigade Commander of 23 Brigade, who led the operation, Brig. Gen. Bello Abdullahi announced this while handing over the suspects to police for further investigation on Wednesday in Yola.

Abdullahi said more soldiers had been deployed to the area to stem further violence.

He added that dane guns, cutlasses, bows and arrows were recovered from the suspects.

The commander stressed the need for peaceful coexistence among the diverse people of the state, reiterating the readiness of the military to deal with trouble makers.

He called for the cooperation of the public with the military and other security agencies in maintaining peace in the state.

It was gathered that during the crisis, houses and farm produce were destroyed.

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