No fewer than seven persons have been killed over allegations of witchcraft at Dasin Bwate village in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The state police command confirmed the development to newsmen on Wednesday in Yola.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said that the incident occurred on Tuesday, adding that an investigation team had been deployed to the village.
“Seven people were killed in Dasin Bwate village in Fufore LGA over witchcraft allegations.
“The police have deployed an investigation team into the village,’’ Nguroje said.
He, however, said that when the team arrived at 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 neighboring villages to assist the police with useful information on the whereabouts of the residents of Dasin Bwate,’’ Nguroje pleaded.