From Ado Abubakar Musa Jos
Plateau State chapter of the Miyyety Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said 420 Cattle and 9 Sheep belonging to their members were killed in two different localities in the state.
The State Chairman of MACBAN, Malam Muhammad Nuru Abdullahi, said in a press release yesterday that they vehemently showed their total dismay and overwhelming shock over the recent happening in Miango chiefdom and Fan district of Bassa and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas, respectively.
“The Beroms and Irigwe militias have resorted to rampant attacks, killings of herders and rustling of cows. What baffled us is the repeated killings of this cows,” he alleged.
The MACBAN chairman further alleged that the Irigwe and Berom tribesmen’s conspired with some politician and highly place personalities in attacking and killing of Fulani’s and their herds of cows which is back again.
“After series of attacks, killing, rustling of herds of cows destroyed properties, they (Irigwe) have; on Monday 20th May 2018, at Ancha village holding sophisticated fire arms lunch an attack on cattles and their rearers who escape by whisky but 63 cows and 9 sheep were fired to dead without any reason or provocation,” he alleged.
Abdullahi said the cows belongs to Alh Rago Ishaq, Sani Ishaq and Yakubu Ishaq, all of Miango chiffon in Bassa Local Government Area.
He said this nasty experience reoccurs in Kinat and Tukur villages general area of Mangu LGA on 21/5/2018, were Beroms attack cattle at home in the evening, “fired them, killed over 50 and looted the meat without any provocation.”
He said 93 cows belonging to Iliyasu Guda Gidado were rusttled from Nding village into Fan district, 166 from Mangun Halle village of Mangu LGA into Fan district, 56 belonging to Adamu Buba and Dauda Adamu, from Kwachudu village of Miango district, and 109 belonging to Isa Burti were rustled at gun point in Orridam and Mai’yanga villages of kwal district in Miango chiefdom 61 were recovered while 48 are yet to be recovered.
Abdullahi called on government and security agencies to work out modalities to crush out the terrorist gangs.
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