One person is missing in Kademun village in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State after miscreants attacked residents. 

The attach was confirmed on Wednesday by the Adamawa Police Command. 

It also identified the missing person as a herdsman.

At least 16 cows were also rustled in the attack, the police said.

The spokesman for the Command, Othman Abubakar, told reporters in Yola that the incident occurred on September 26.

“The Command has received a report from Demsa Police Divisional Headquarters that one Fulani cattle rearer got missing and 16 cows were rustled.

“The incident was suspected to have been carried out by cattle rustlers and the command is investigating the matter” Abubakar said.

The attack did not just end with the residents of the community, according to the police. 

It said some officials that had moved to the area to douse the tension were attacked and injured by some miscreants.

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According to him, the police recovered four motorcycles from the miscreants.

The spokesman for the herdsmen in Demsa, Mr Usman Ali, also confirmed that the incident occurred on September 26.

He, however, alleged that 20 cows were rustled by persons suspected to be farmers.

He said that shortly after the attack, the herdsmen reported the incident to Demsa Area Police Division for possible and early intervention.

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The herdsmen also reported the case to the community leader, Alhamdu Teneke, seeking his fatherly intervention, he added.

Ali further appealed to appropriate authorities to intervene and do justice to the suspected cattle rustlers.

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