The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the death of seven people in connection with the allegation of witchcraft at Dasin Bwate village in the Fufore Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Yola, the Adamawa capital.
Nguroje disclosed that the incident happened on Tuesday, adding that an investigative team had been deployed to the village.
“Seven people were killed in Dasin Bwate village in Fufore LGA over witchcraft allegation.
“The police have deployed 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 neighbouring villages to assist the police with useful information on the whereabouts of the residents of Dasin Bwate,” Nguroje pleaded.