BY HUSSAINI HAMMANGABDO, Yola
An umbrella group of Fulani herdsmen, ‘Mobgal Kautal Hore Fulbe,’ has raised alarm over silent killing of herdsmen and stealing of their cattle in Numan and Demsa local government areas in Adamawa State.
The group in a meeting in Yola said over 4000 herdsmen and their families were displaced by the crisis, following the burning down of their villages, along the banks of River Benue by Bachama militia.
Speaking at the meeting, the North east vice chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Mafindi Umaru Danburam, said over 500 cattle are now missing.
Danburam, who accused federal government of bias in the crisis, accused the Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo of discrimination by only visiting Bachama villages affected during his visit to the state.
“The Vice President did not visit Fulani villages which were attacked by the Bachamas, killing women and children but was quick to visit Bachama villages were attack.
“There has been cases of silent killings of members of Hausa-Fulani in the area, the latest is the abduction and killing of three Fulanis on transit and a traditional barber by Bachama vigilante group at Anguwar Green villages.
“We want to call on governments as matter of urgency to ensure the disarmament of vigilante groups in Numan and Demsa areas and deploy more security to the vulnerable areas.”
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