July 16, 2012 – Fulani Attacks Claim Over 10,000 Lives
According to a report released from the Chairman of Berom community in Plateau State Nigeria ( Mr. Peter Gai), over 10,000 people have been killed in the recent wake of brutal attacks carried out by Fulani criminal gangs in different part of the state.
Additionally, properties worth over N180 Billion have been lost.
The chairman of Berom community said given their experience with the Fulani, they would resist any attempt to carve out any part of Berom land as grazing reserve as being proposed in the Grazing Bill currently before the National Assembly.
He said: “If the National Assembly insists on passing that bill into law, as far as Berom land is concerned, that law is dead on arrival because no one would like to surrender his land to somebody who would not want to live in peace with his host.”
The group called for the evacuation of the Fulani inhabiting Berom land as a way out of the spate of attacks and clashes that have resulted in the loss of innocent lives.
It said it was unfortunate that the hospitality the Berom people accorded the Fulani by accommodating them had become a nightmare as they were being paid back with violence.
The Grazing Bill seeks to carve out grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen in different parts of the country where they can graze unmolested and without straying into people’s farms which is often a source of clash between them and farmers.
These wicked Fulani gangs should be eradicated before they cause more havocs.