A community in Adamawa state of Nigeria have been thrown into crisis following the killing of seven people by residents on more allegation of practicing witchcraft.
The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the killings, which occured at Dasin Bwate village in Fufore Local Government Area.
DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the police spokesman, confirmed the development in Yola, saying the incident occurred on Tuesday, adding that an investigation team had been deployed to the village.
He said: “Seven people were killed in Dasin Bwate village in Fufore LGA over witchcraft allegation.
“The police have deployed investigation team into the village.”
Nguroje, however, said when the team arrived the village on Wednesday morning, the residents, including the village head, had deserted the community.
Nguroje said the team found the seven unidentified corpses in one of the houses in the village.
According to him, no arrest has been made so far.
“We are calling on the neighbouring villages to assist the police with useful information on the whereabouts of the residents of Dasin Bwate,” Nguroje pleaded.