Police in Adamawa have confirmed the killing of seven people suspected to be witches at Dasin Bwate village in Fufore Local Government Area of the state.
The state police command spokesman confirmed the development on Wednesday in Yola.
DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said that the incident occurred 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.
When the team arrived 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 said.