In Adamawa: Numan Community Under Threat From Undetonated Airforce Bombs
It's been about three months now since over 75 persons were allegedly killed in a Nigerian Air Force bombardment in Numan, Adamawa state.
In the wake of that horrible event, members of the community have raised alarm that some suspected undetonated bombs have been discovered in Shaforon, a community in Numan which poses a danger to the community.
According to residents, there is still a threat from bombs after three suspected undetonated bombs were discovered in one of the affected communities. The people fear that there may be more buried within the community which could pose a lethal threat to the farming community if not detected and detonated.
One of the leaders of the community, Prof. Wonotazakan Tagowa said, "Our community still lives in fear of the multiple bombs that were dropped here by the Nigeria Air Force.
"It is important that steps are taken to conduct an aerial survey of these communities and identify where the remnants of the bombs are, and safely evacuate and detonate them.
"Our communities are farming communities and they may step on these things and be killed by them.
"We have found some before and have reported to the relevant authorities who came and detonated them."
Speaking on the Airforce attack, the community's spokesman, Lawrence Jocthan said "the SNEB pods and rockets with high explosive warheads show that NAF used excessive unlawful force against our people.
"We are therefore showing Nigerians and the international community that just as Amnesty International reported, there are credible evidences that NAF raids on our villages had disastrous consequences and those raids were genocidal and constitute crime against humanity"
He continued saying "we reject the narrative that the invasion of our villages was within the realm of herders-farmers"
He explained that the security situation in the area had some "clear manifestations of complicity by government and security agencies", and that the Numan attack has some notable significance as it is the first in the country where military helicopters, drones and fighter jets were "used to provide aerial cover for Fulani terrorist to kill, maim and destroy property."
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