Association condemns killing of eight herdsmen, cattle rustling

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit:]

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has condemned the killing of its members and stealing of their livestock at Yakira village, Gonara District in Baruten Local Government of Kwara.

The National Secretary of the association, Baba Othman-Ngelzarma, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that MACBAN felt “terribly pained” by the incidents.

“These dastardly acts against our members took place on March 13, 2017. Unimpeachable sources revealed that a decomposing body of a yam farmer was discovered on a farm by members of the local community.

“Without any solid evidence as per the perpetrator(s) of the gruesome act, the herdsmen were accused of being responsible.

“As has been the pattern, mayhem was unleashed on herdsmen and their cattle. This resulted to the brutal killing of eight of our members, two reported missing, while seven others are in critical conditions,’’ he said.

According to Mr. Othman-Ngelzarma, their sources disclosed that more than 1,000 cattle were either killed or stolen and several huts were either vandalised or razed.

The national secretary noted with concern that herdsmen were subjected to inhuman actions on the strength of “mere allegations”.

“MACBAN condemns in strong terms these acts of barbarism committed against its unsuspecting members, and would want to advise that such unholy acts only create mistrust and hatred against herdsmen carrying out their lawful activities.

“MACBAN is hereby calling for thorough investigation so as to apprehend the individual(s) who gruesomely killed the yam farmer after trying to steal his farm produce.

“Also as matter of national interest to apprehend those who went on rampage and massacre our defenceless members, burning their settlements,” he said.

He said that the association demands that government put in place comprehensive appraisal of the calamity with the view to compensating its members.

The association’s scribe also urged the government to ensure that those found guilty of these crimes against his members should face full wrath of the law.

“We would like to appeal to the government to investigate the roles played by the local vigilantes in this particular incident,” he said.



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  • amazing2012

    Satanic pastors, Adeboye and suleman together with christians media creates such perception on people. This is the result of their hate preaching and directing their members to kill any herdman they come across.

    • Infoezone Infoezone

      It’s an eye for an eye. You guys started it. When the crises snowballs you herdsmen will loose. That’s why I will always advocate for this country to be divided. Can’t stay in the same country with these animals

      • amazing2012

        Can you prove that WE started it ? Who are the animals ? by your statement, ALL are animals including your satanic pastors and parents.

        • Infoezone Infoezone

          Parasite. Opt to stay on ur own if you are very confident. Let’s see if you won’t die of starvation. You just come here to spew rubbish cos we still give you animals monthly allocation to feed. Things will soon balance out.

          • amazing2012

            A farmer will never die of hunger. Those you are refering to, are thieves who rely on cursed resources. The north is not and will never be hungry. Oil can dry, but farms remain, Technology is reducing the value of oil but never will technology lower the value of farm instead it will increase. Millons lived and survive without a drop of cursed resources but even you cannot survive a day without food. Thank to my effort for feeding parasite!

    • ilesanmi

      Who this thoughtless pig?
      Are you on drug again?

      • amazing2012

        You are blinded by those who made you their ATM outlet.
        These people are satans, because they changes what you claimed Jesus come to preach (Love and peace). Is there peace in asking people to kill the people they suppose to save ?

  • Issa

    Hypocrites! I dont support killings under whatever guise. Why should you take a life that you cannot create? But MACBAN are hypocrites, why don’t you condemn the killings carry out by your own members? You have to be balanced, Nigeria belongs to ALL, not just us, the Fulanis

  • Elisha Ishaku Abbo

    Nobody has the right to take another persons life under whatever guise. I feel pain in my heart about the killings of these herdsmen in Kwarma and I call the security agencies to fish out the killers. Tell me but why is this dog calling himself leader of cattle breeders association quite when herdsmen kill others? Nobody has monopoly of violence. This MACBAN or Makabarta dog should stand up for justice and not sectionalism.

  • vay

    Compensating your members as El ruffian did in kaduna to murderous fulanis, innit? What compensation was given to those that their life and properties had perished under marauding barbarism of the fulanis across the nation? It’s time every community across the nation stand against the barbarism of the fulanis, wait not for the lame government of Nigeria financing and supporting the barbaric fulanis. If herdsmen want to feed their cattles let them buy forest to graze as other farmers does… more oppression, no more vandalism and fulani killings across the country. Enough is enough, stand up against them since our government are lame and paralysed to disarm and caution the marauding fulanis.