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Berom People Killed our People, Stole their Cows – Muhammadu Kiruwa
The National President of MACBAN, Muhammadu Kiruwa, on Monday condemned reprisal in any form but alleged that Berom youths had recently killed five cattle merchants, stole their cows, about N1m and set their vehicles ablaze.
According to him, the genesis of the crisis has been rampant attacks and rustling of their cows by Berom youths in Barkin Ladi LGA.
Kiruwa made this allegation in an interview with Newsmen.
He said, “The people have been stealing our cows and some of our people who were coming from market were attacked. Five of them were killed, they stole over N1m and up till now, the whereabouts of their corpses have not been known. Let the security agencies go and find out facts about this. That is the genesis of the crisis; every day, they kill one, kill two. Now, they will go and attack again and say it is Fulani people.
“Reprisal is not good. Let the government and security agencies caution both parties and enter into dialogue. I don’t know who carried out the attack on Barkin Ladi and other areas. But I know that Berom people have attacked my people in town, while coming back from cattle market.”
“The situation (in Plateau State) is not good; we are not happy about what is going on because the lives of people are being endangered, not only Fulani or farmers, the lives of all Nigerians are in danger. We are not happy, we are calling on the security agencies and government to checkmate all these problems.”