Two farmers have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Adamawa State, SaharaReporters learnt.

The incident happened at Kasuwan-Ladi village in the Toungo Local Government Area.

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Local sources said the farmers were killed while putting up resistance against herders who forcibly grazed their cattle on crops during harvest.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told SaharaReporters that "a violent clash erupted when the Fulani herdsmen insisted they must graze on the farmland".

"In the hot altercation, the herders macheted two farmers to death.

"On hearing news of the attack, villagers mobilised, gave a hot chase and killed one of the fleeing herdsmen," he said.

A former Chairman of Toungo Local Government Area, Calvin Kefas, confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters on Thursday.

He said, "The situation is now calm because security operatives, including the police, army and Civil Defence officers are on the ground."

The state police command also confirmed that three persons were killed, while two others sustained injuries during a clash between herders and farmers.

Spokesperson for the state command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said, "Operatives of the command have arrested three suspects in connection to the crisis." 

He, however, said the situation was under control and that an investigation had commenced. 

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