The Adamawa police command has confirmed the death of four policemen in a clash with gunmen in Numan local government area of the state.
Othman Abubakar, the command spokesman confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday.
Abubakar said the four policemen from Numan divisional headquarters were on patrol when the incident occurred.
“We don’t want to work on speculations and I want to urge the public and media to shun rumour mongers and speculations that would further raise tension in Numan and its environs,” Abubakar said.
He, however, confirmed that the speculations of reprisal attacks has resulted in some residents of Numan and its environs to start moving to Yola, the state capital, and other places they considered safe.
“The markets and shops are closed as people remain in their houses while others are leaving the town because of rumours of impending reprisal attack.
“The tension was further heightened with the report that some policemen were killed by the attackers who attempted to enter Numan in the night,” a resident who simply identified himself as Ibrahim said.