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Herdsmen’s Killings: Benue Govt Gets Court Nod To Prosecute Miyetti Allah

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 A High Court judge, Justice  Austin Tyonyiman yesterday granted a motion filed by the counsel to the Benue State government seeking the court to grant application to institute a criminal case against the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore  for allegedly instigating attacks on innocent people of the state between  31 December 2017 and 1st January  2018.

Counsel to the Benue State government, Barr Andrew Wombo, in an interview with newsmen after  the application said they are charging the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore to court on eight count charges ranging from grievous hurts, arson, culpable homicide, murder, conspiracy, to mischief by fire, among others.

“We are here in the court to institute a criminal case against leadership of Miyetti Allah and some Fulani herdsmen who instigated attacks on innocent civilians between the 31 day of December 2017 and 1st of January 2018, in Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue State, which the  court has granted our application to charge them to court and we are going to charge them immediately,” he said.

According to Wombo, the state government is seeking for their conviction if they are found guilty. “We are going to serve them with the charge. They have to come to court to defend themselves”, he added.



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