The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has condemned in stronger terms the alleged killings of it’s members by some vigilante group in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.
Deputy National President of the Association, Alhaji Usaini Yusuf Bosso stated this while addressing Journalists on Tuesday, in Minna, the state capital.
Alhaji Bosso explained that at the moment about 21 of it’s members have been allegedly killed and in most cases their corpses were burnt beyond recognition by the suspected vigilante members.
One of the victims of such killings Mallam Muhammadu Dabo, stated that three of his children were burnt in his presence at Tashar Hajiya Village in Mashegu Local Government Council of Niger State by the Vigilante members.
When contacted for his comments on the allegations leveled against some members of the Vigilance group, a Senior Official of the Vigilante in Niger State, Ahmed Gwani described such allegation as baseless and unfounded, stressing that his members were law abiding citizens and will not engage in such negative act.
In same vein, Niger State Government who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG) Ahmed Ibrahim Matane however said investigation into the matter was on going, in it’s genuine effort to enhance and promote peaceful coexistence amongst diverse groups throughout the state.
However, reports indicated that some Fulanis in their large numbers have continued to troop out of Niger State to the neighbouring States for fear of being attacked after many of them were said to have been killed. by the attackers.