The fresh violence in Southern Kaduna has been condemned by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN.
Speaking today on the killings, Ibrahim Bayero Zango, the group’s chairman noted that the killings should be blamed on Zango Kataf youths.
Zango asked Governor Nasir El-Rufai government to ensure that it identifies those who are behind the violence.
In a statement he signed, Zango lamented that “bloodthirsty” youths of Zango Kataf allegedly waylaid some Fulani herdsmen on intentional routes.
He condemned what he called the “viciousness and inhuman killings and destruction of property of innocent nomads that took place in some parts Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, particularly in some villages of Atyap Chiefdom.
“The question that requires to be answered is the relationship between the farmland in dispute and the crisis, which caused the killings of innocent Fulani nomads in the areas mentioned above by the Kataf youth in which two innocent Fulani nomads were killed at Ungwan Gaiya near the palace of the Chief of Kataf in the house of Alhaji Ja’e, who has been leaving in the area for almost a century.
He said the two men who were murdered were Abdullahi Ja’e and Pate Ja’e, noting that they were in their early thirties.
He added that another two young men with an elderly woman were killed at Ungwan Juju.
“Four others were killed at Gora Sagwaza and one person was killed at Matai.
Zango said the group has condemned the barbaric acts of Kataf Youths who killed some Fulani nomads.
He said that they were passing by through the International Cattle Routes, which cross the areas on their ways to Bauchi State.
“Their cattle and other belongings were destroyed or stolen by the blood-thirsty Kataf youths. The number of those that were killed and the sheep are yet to be confirmed.”
Source: Naija News