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A community in Adamawa State has alarmed the public and authorities about the crisis in their area, accusing a retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Nigeria Police, Philemon Leha, of supplying weapons to youths in their area.

Also mentioned in the allegation is a retired Permanent Secretary, Kennedy Dauda, who allegedly committed personal resources in fuelling crisis amongst citizens of the community, Naija News reports.

It was gathered that Leha and Daud are responsible for some chaos happening in the Demsa Local Government Area of the state.

A recent attack in the community according to reports, was carried out on the order of the duos who are said to be leaders of the “Wanela Wagowang” Clan in the area.

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A delegation of Dingle Uboh Clan of Mayah reportedly told SaharaReporters on Thursday that the retired DIG Leha and Dauda supplied weapons to youths and instructed them to shoot sporadically at the community because of disputed farmlands.

Speaking on behalf of the community, a chieftain, Chindo Hebron, pleaded with the state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, to intervene by constituting an investigative panel to unravel the circumstances surrounding the attack.

He said, “The recent attack on our community left eight people severely wounded due to matchete cuts and gun shots; hence our decision to seek the help of the media.

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“From our investigations, we have sufficient evidence to believe that Kennedy Dauda and DIG Philemon Leha (rtd) of ‘Wanela Wagowang’ Clan are the forces behind the attacks.

“As I am addressing you now hundreds of our women, children, and the aged have been displaced from their fatherland because they do not have someone to fight for them as they neither have connection nor the resources to stage reprisal attacks.”

He further alleged the leader of the rampaging youth, Nehemiah Garba, has been using guns to threaten their youths.

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He said they were also aware of how Dauda often bail Garba whenever he is arrested by the police and how he frustrates any plan to charge him to court for prosecution.

“A documented fact is that the large farmland which is the subject of contention is situated in Dingle community and has been under the control of our family for decades before the ‘Wanela Wagowang’ Clan arrived after escaping from crisis in their native land to settle in our community,” the chieftain added.

Naija News understands that the Spokesperson for police in the state, SP Suleiman Nguroge, has since confirmed the incident to reporters, saying, “The Commissioner of Police, SK Akande, has deployed men to restore order, to prevent further escalation of the crisis and also ordered an investigation into the matter so that the law would take its course.”

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