Fulani Herdsmen Attack NAF Fighter Jets In Adamawa State

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December 21, 2017 – Fulani Herdsmen Open Fire On NAF Fighter Jets In Adamawa State

By Olaleye Aluko

Some gun-wielding herdsmen have fired at the Alpha Jet and the EC 135 Helicopter deployed by the military in an attempt to resist the interventions by the Nigerian Air Force in the troubled communities of Numan and Demsa Local Government Areas of Adamawa State.

The herdsmen, who were dressed in black, reportedly attempted to bring down the fighter aircraft which were flown to fire “only warning shots” and not to kill any of the attackers.

Our correspondent had reported two weeks ago that the NAF, on the invitation of the Nigerian Army in Adamawa, deployed some fighter aircraft to support the ground forces in stopping the crisis.

The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice-Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed the deployment of the air assets, had said it would be “a continuous exercise.”

The police in Adamawa State also confirmed attacks by the rampaging Fulani militia on Dong and Lawura villages in the Demsa LGA, saying that many buildings were razed, scores were killed while many other residents fled the communities.

The police also said six police officers were killed in the attack between herdsmen and farmers.

Our correspondent learnt on Wednesday from a top air force source on the operation that the herdsmen attempted to bring down the aircraft.

He said, “A lot of damage had been done in Numan already by the gunmen before the fighter aircraft moved in. We actually caught the gunmen doing more damage and they needed to be stopped. So, we fired warning shots ahead of them. They were with a vast number of cows and they moved the cows under a shed as they set more buildings in the area on fire.

“At some point, the gunmen actually started firing at our aircraft. There was a bridge on that way to Jalingo, Taraba State, where they finally ran to. The Alpha Jet was not asked to bomb them. It did not actually carry bombs. We were on an internal security operation and a fundamental principle of such operation was the use of minimum force.”

The air force’s spokesman, AVM Adesanya, confirmed that the NAF aircraft sighted a large number of hoodlums.

He said, “Our intervention was based on a request by the 3 Division, Nigerian Army. It was not a full deployment. We rather diverted our air assets from the bases in Maiduguri, Borno State, and Yola, Adamawa State.

“When our aircraft were called in, they sighted a large number of hoodlums. The hoodlums were dressed mostly in black. They were obviously causing mayhem. The whole idea was that the aircraft flew at low passage to cause the hoodlums to disperse.”

[By Punch NG]

7 thoughts on “Fulani Herdsmen Attack NAF Fighter Jets In Adamawa State

  1. Boko haram in the making, I weep for my dear country these Fulanis are actually boko haram something must be done urgently before their children turn against us

  2. The sultan of sokoto and emir of Kano will not say anything now until a fulani man is killed. I don’t blame them the Christians are not united the pastors are busy fighting for their tithe and offerings

  3. They are not terroist, they are famers and gangs, while IPOB is a terroist organization,the bible said that he who call good evil and evil good, evil shall not depart from that person house foreve, just the begining, by the time they captured aso rock then all the short sighted leaders will wake up.

  4. THESE GROUP ARE REALLY POWERFUL AND ABOVE ANY GROUP IN THE NATION.IF THEY CAN FIRE AT MILITARY AIRCRAFT AND NOTHING WILL HAPPEN ,THEN WE ARE DOOMED.THEY ARE MERCENARIES CREATED TO TORMENT AND UNLEASH TERROR.I HAVE NEVR SEEN SO MUCH BLOOD SHED IN THE LAND.THEY HAVE ALL THEY NEED.SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS,HEAVY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND THE URGE TO KILL AT WILL.I LAUGH WHEN UNARMED IPOB (WHO LEGALLY OPERATE IN THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLD,THEY IDENTIFY IN THEIR FLAGS AND REGALIA TO PROTEST TO THE WORLD)WAS QUICKLY LABELLED A TERROR GROUP BY THE COMMANDER IN MISCHIEF,EVEN LOADS OF SOLDIERS WHERE SENT TO MASSACRE THEM BUT REMAIN SILENT TO CALL HIS WARRIORS TO ORDER.THESE FACELESS GROUP ARE UNTOUCHABLES AND STATE GOV WHO ALWAYS CATCHES THE NEXT FLIGHT TO USELESS MEETING IN ABUJA CANNOT ENACT A LAW TO BAN THESE STUPID VAMPIRES HIRED TO CAUSE CRISIS FROM ENTERING ANY STATE.

  5. IF YOU See a City taken so easily, it is because there was an accomplice within it‘s walls.

    Question- why can‘t insurgency be curbed? It‘s because there are “MOLES“ within who are benifiting from the misfortunes of others, what makes it easy to betray than what the betrayer stand to gain.

    Boko harams and fulani herdsmen are thesame, no difference. They are thesame militants with two different names. They can‘t deceive us.
    But the Lord shall raise a standard against them in His own time.

    I take a stroll…

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