Killer Herdsmen: Miyetti Allah Distance Self from Benue Killings

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From: AgroNature Admin

Following recent attacks on Benue farmers, a Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore on Friday distanced itself from the gruesome killings in the State.

The group said members of the association are peace loving, law abiding and thus could not have taken part in the attack.

They condemned the recent attack in Benue state, leading to death of innocent people including women and children and urged the Federal Government to investigate causes of the crisis in states such as, Adamawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Zamfara, Nasarawa, Benue and Plateau states and provide lasting solutions.

The group, describing the perpetrators of the evil act as irresponsible elements said the Fulanis will be happy if the Anti-Open Grazing law and other concerned needs can be looked into by the federal government.

In a statement issued in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary of the association, Alhaji Yusuf Ardo, said the killings are unfortunate and condemnable to all.

He emphasised that Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore is an association which uphold peace, love, unity and harmony in the country, adding that they have never supported violence in the society and they would never do so any time, any day and any were in the country.

“We are peace loving people, we believed in love for one another. Any Fulani Pastoralist that doesn’t believe in peace is not part of us,” he added.

However, the association commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his prompt action on the matter by sending the Hon. Minister of interior, Gen. Abdulrahaman Danbazau (RTD) to the area.

The group further appealed to security agencies to arrest the perpetrators of the ugly incident and bring them to book.

They urged individual groups and individuals going about making false allegation against the association to desist from the act.

“It is because of our peace loving that made the association challenge the anti-grazing law in court, we believed in judiciary not violence,” It read.

 

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