The Plateau State chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has raised alarm over attempts by some crisis merchants to push the crisis in neighboring Kaduna into Plateau State.
The association disclosed this yesterday after attackers from Manchok in Kaura local government area of Kaduna State crossed over to Ganawuri in Riyom local government area of Plateau State and killed a herder and injured two others.
Plateau State MACBAN chairman Muhammad Nura told our correspondent on phone that the attackers had opened fire on Yahaya Musa, Suleiman Ibrahim and Samaila Adamu as they sat outside their home around 8:30 pm Saturday.
Nura said, “Yahaya Musa was killed and was buried this morning while Suleiman Ibrahim and Samaila Adamu are in critical conditions at the Toro General hospital, Bauchi. The attackers crossed over the boundary bridge between Plateau and Kaduna back to Manchok after the attack.”
He said 16 of their members returning to Wase in Plateau State were ambushed and killed in Kafanchan a few weeks back while others were killed around Gidan Waya and Godogodo all in Kaduna State, adding, “We have continued to ask our people to be calm but the government and security agents must know that we cannot sit back and allow them to now cross over into our homes and kill us. Such a thing must never happen again in Plateau State.”
Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) Media and Information Officer, Captain Adam Umar confirmed Saturday night’s attack which he described as unfortunate. Captain Umar said the Sector Commander in charge of Riyom had instructed the area commander to investigate the incident.