Adamawa police boss hot as he faces pressure from community to step down

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by Tom Garba

The fragile relations between the Kwah and Bachama tribes in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa State is getting worse.

The reason is that Kwah people have alleged plan by the Bachama, in connivance with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Mr. Nimfas Phineas to foist a traditional ruler on them.

The Kwah people have therefore called on the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) to transfer the DPO and one unidentified female inspector, from the area, in the interest of peace.

They said, in their petition to the police authorities, that except that was done, there might be a repeat of the bloody disturbance of last year.

One of the leaders of the Kwah community, Chief Zakka Mah, whose two sons were killed in November last year, following a chieftaincy tussle in his community, has written the AIG in charge of Adamawa, Taraba and Gombe states, complaining that those who killed his sons were yet to be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.

Mah accused Phineas, the DPO in the council, of shielding those who killed his son and nephew from arrest.

Mah, who wrote the police alongside two other petitioners, urged the police AIG to use his good office to intervene in the matter, which had caused them great psychological trauma to see the people who burnt down their houses, killed their sons moving freely in the community.

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