The Adamawa state command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that the two mobile policemen declared missing on Sunday following an attack on three villages in Demsa local government area of the state have been found dead.
Othman Abubakar, the command’s spokesman, told NAN in Yola on Monday that the men were found drowned in a river.
“They were found dead; drown in the river,” Othman said.
Othman, who did not give details, said the police were still hunting for the attackers and so far no arrest had been made.
On Sunday, the police declared three officers dead with two missing along with four rifles, following an attack by suspected herdsmen on Kwayine, Gidan Dadi and Karlahi villages of Demsa local government area.
The MOPOL were among those drafted to contain tension in the communities after clashes that followed the killing of 47 cattle in the area.
Muhammad Bindow, governor of the state, had condemned the attack, which occurred less than 24-hours after a government delegation on peace building mission visited the area.
In a statement signed by Ahmad Sajoh, commissioner for information and strategy, Bindow directed security agencies to deploy more personnel to the area.
He described the attack as unfortunate and sad “especially coming after recent peace and confidence building efforts”.
“The governor feels highly disturbed that after he had sent delegations on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to interface with the different communities in the area, a clash could occur so soon thereafter,” he said.