Fulani Attack Fear Grips Plateau State As Group Threatens Attack Over 350 Stolen Cows

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January 17, 2018 – Fear Grips Plateau Community As Fulani Group Raises Alarm Over 350 Stolen Cows

Residents of Plateau state are now gripped by fear of attack by Fulani herdsmen following a threat issued over alleged cattle rustling.

Neigbouring Benue State is reeling from the New Year Day’s attacks in Logo and Guma local government areas in which 73 people died.

President Muhammadu Buhari, after a meeting with Benue State leaders on Monday, ordered security agents to find the killers and punish them

But yesterday, the Fulani in Plateau alleged the killing of their man and the rustling of 350 cows belonging to their people. They warned that “things like these” caused violence in the past.

Governor Simon Lalong was last night locked in a security meeting over the development, it was learnt.

He had also launched a move to recover the missing cows, it was learnt.

A statement by Muhammad Nura Abdullahi, chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Plateau State chapter, yesterday said: “We are sad with the information reaching us from our branches in Bassa and Riyom local government areas that Irigwe youths militia armed with sophisticated weapon had on Monday 15th January 2018 attacked Fulani herdsmen around Gilda Ado village in Ganawuri district of Riyom LGA. The attackers beat a Fulani herder to a point of coma and fled with his cattle numbering 150.

“The report later got to security agencies who gave the cattle rustlers good chase. The security recovered some of the cows dead around Mai Yanga Village.

“On the same Monday night, another armed youths suspected to the Irigwe youths attacked Fulani residents at Dangwal village of Ganawuri and rustled about 200 cows in the attack. Security agencies have confirmed to us that some of the rustled cows had been found.

“These are the kind of situation that leads to major violence in the areas, and this is happening when the area is trying to recover from the recent ugly incidents that led to loss of lives and properties. That last violence was caused by attacking, killing and beheading of a Fulani boy known as Abubakar Wada. The incident happened on the 28th of August 2017.

“We hereby condemn any act of criminality with some highly placed political personalities that are benefiting from this cycle of violence. This situation should be handled with all seriousness and with a professional method to resolve the dastardly act of brutality.

“A very swift action should be taken to stop further occurrences.”

Also yesterday, Irigwe youths reported the killing of one of their youths by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The attack, according to them, took place at Kimakpa, Kwall district of Irigwe chiefdom.

A similar situation led to serious violence in Bassa Local Government between August and October last year leading the death of over 80 people in series of attacks by Fulani herdsmen.

The Plateau State Government also said no fewer than 14,000 people had been killed in Plateau and Benue States in recent times.

Commissioner for Town Planning Festus Ewanter stated this yesterday in Makurdi.

[By The Nation]

8 thoughts on “Fulani Attack Fear Grips Plateau State As Group Threatens Attack Over 350 Stolen Cows

  1. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, Enough of all these “OPRATION CATTLE DANCE“ by the fulani mauraders.

    Going by accurate statistics, we have exactly 371 Tribes in Nigeria. Why then should we allow only one tribe, just one tribe to make a once peaceful country to become HELL for every other tribes to live in?

    Why can‘t the FGN confront the fulanis on this madness of wanton killing of innocent Law abiding citizens at least for once?
    Are the fulanis stronger and greater than the Govt?

    Since the Govt cant curtail fulani herdsmen excesses of life wasting, I think all state governors need to come out of their cowardice and like governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state, empower their state to defend and resist all these demonic Beast of destruction on the loose.
    Enough is enough, HABA!!!

    I take a stroll…

  2. HUMAN LIFE Is sacred, so, if Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders and their grand patrons do not see anything wrong in the senseless killings across the country as a result of the activities of the herders, then its either they have an ulterior motives behind their actions or there is definitely an agenda they are pursuing.

    I take a stroll…

  3. Build ranches and stop this killings of innocent Nigerians, please Mr. President, talk to your people with the language they will understand, tell them that we are in the New era, it is not in the same as it was done in the time of Autman Danfodio, where they were instructed to kill, destroy to occupy, tell them that since you refused restricting Nigeria that you don’t want any more killings and shedding of innocent blood, I have repeatedly beg the president to do his best to stop the shielding of innocent blood in Nigeria, any country that is splitting innocent blood, that country never prosper because those blood will be crying to God asking HIM, what did they do.

    Sir, if it took the former president Yaradua of blessed memory and his vice Jonathan all the humanity to go inside the creek in Niger Delta to beg the Militants, cry for them, speak any ijaw language to the point they forced him to sit on the ground inexchange for peace, what prevent you from doing so, I knew that you are old, but we love you based on your age because we believe you will be our father who will protect us and care for us, but the opposite is what we are seeing, it may not probably from you rather from your advisers’ we beg you in the name of ALLAH, to please wake up and stop these killings. May God Bless Innocent Nigerians.

  4. Build ranches and stop this killings of innocent Nigerians, please Mr. President, talk to your people with the language they will understand, tell them that we are in the New era, it is not in the same as it was done in the time of Autman Danfodio, where they were instructed to kill, destroy to occupy, tell them that since you refused restricting Nigeria that you don’t want any more killings and shedding of innocent blood, I have repeatedly beg the president to do his best to stop the shielding of innocent blood in Nigeria, any country that is splitting innocent blood, that country never prosper because those blood will be crying to God asking HIM, what did they do.
    Sir, if it took the former president all the humanity to go inside the creek in Niger Delta to beg the Militants, cry for them, speak any ijaw language to the point they forced him to sit on the ground inexchange for peace, what prevent you from doing so, I knew that you are old, but we love you based on your age because we believe you will be our father who will protect us and care for us, but the opposite is what we are seeing, it may not probably from you rather from your advisers’ we beg you in the name of ALLAH, to please wake up and stop these killings. May God Bless Innocent Nigerians.

  5. As someone who is vehemently pro-Biafra, my biggest hope is that the Sunni, the Shia, Boko Haram, and the Hausa/Fulani militias, will succeed in killing each other off in years of terror and carnage.

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