Plateau Killings: Fulani groups react as Governor Lalong tasks police to arrest attackers

Plateau Killings: Fulani groups react as Governor Lalong tasks police to arrest attackers

The group also decried the burning of Fulani hamlets in reprisal attacks.

The state chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) , Isa Bappa, on Tuesday, spoke through a press statement in Jos.

On the same day, Governor Simon Lalong at a meeting with security officers and community leaders declared that all participants in the attacks must be brought to justice.

Mr Bappa, the MACBAN leader, said: “It is equally regrettable for some youth in Kwatas to launch attacks on Fulani communities as a reprisal. Both incidents are barbaric and condemnable.

“We call on the security agencies in the state as a matter of urgency to ensure the arrest of the perpetrators of all the attacks.

“However, it is unfortunate to read from the press release by the Plateau State Police Command dated January 27, 2020, that the attack was perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen.”

Mr Bappa said the police were hasty in nailing Fulani herdsmen over the attack “because there was no clear evidence that the attack was launched by them.”

“We urge the security agencies to always do its homework before any declaration,” he said.

While calling on the government and the security to investigate and fish out the perpetrators to face the wrath of the law, he urged the people of the state to remain calm and embrace peace. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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