The deceased identified as Sheriff Yongo from Dong in
Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State, was
killed by the assailants while coming back from Lutheran
Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) convention in Numan.
Two other persons identified as Gambo Dong and Benedict
Paul managed to escape the brutal attack which occurred
on Saturday night, March 5. He was buried on Tuesday,
The eyewitnesses, Gambo and Benedict, while narrating the
incident to newsmen, said that the assailants suspected to
be Fulani herdsmen laid ambush before Dong Village in the
night and attacked them while going home after evening
session of the church convention.
“They opened touch light on us and staged themselves
group by group, we ran into the bush while Sheriff was
caught by the assailants. We waited to see him but to no
avail only to discovered his body was matcheted, battered
and his hand and fingers cut-off,”
“This brutal killings has been persistent along Dong axis,we
loss so many youths and kidnappings has also been in the
According to Gambo, Late Sheriff is staff of Primary Health
Meanwhile, Adamawa State House of Assembly has urged
the Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri led administration to
unravel the circumstances which led to the killing of the
The assembly during its sitting on Tuesday, presided by its
Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, resolved and urged the
government to launch an investigation with a view to
unravelling the remote cause of the incident.
Likewise, the assembly has appealed to both the executive
arm and security operatives to increase the number of
security personnel in Dong community in particular so as to
curtail security threats.
The Honourable Members unanimously extended their
words of comfort and sympathy to the immediate family of
more especially the deceased, Dong community and entire
Demsa LGA over the attack.
The assembly’s action was sequel to the matter of urgent
public interest brought before it by the member representing
Demsa constituency, Hon. Kate Raymond Mamuno.