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Danladi Ciroma, the Chairman, North Central zone of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has reacted to the recent attacks on Plateau villages by suspected herdsmen where hundreds were hacked to death.


Recall that the Plateau Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of 86 persons in the attacks on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government.

Ciroma in a statement claimed that the attack was in retaliation of the killing of over 300 cows in the last few weeks by the villagers.

He said despite the efforts of the state government, some criminal elements hiding among their people were still frustrating the peace efforts.

“These attacks are retaliatory. As much as I don’t support the killing of human being, the truth must be told that those who carried out the attacks must be on revenge mission.

“There have been recent reports of cow rustling and destruction of farms between Berom farmers and Fulani herdsmen. The people carrying out these criminal activities are well known to the communities but the communities are hiding them.

“Fulani herdsmen have lost about 300 cows in the last few weeks – 94 cows were rustled by armed Berom youths in Fan village, another 36 cows were killed by Berom youths. In addition to that, 174 cattle were rustled and the criminals disappeared with them to Mangu.

“Since these cows were not found, no one should expect peace in the areas. Even soldiers that went after the criminals to recover the rustled cows were shot by the armed rustlers and eventually escaped with all the cows.

“The government of Governor Lalong has done a lot to restore peace, but the criminal elements hiding among their people are the ones frustrating these peace efforts.

“Though the security agencies have tried, they need to do more by being fair to all parties; they should not neglect any report presented by Fulani of Berom because such report can lead to attacks and deaths if not properly handled.

“Criminals thrive a lot in Berom communities, but when the Fulani, who are always victims of their crime, react with attacks, they blame the government.

“These communities have leaders, why hide the criminals? They should fish out the criminals and hand them over to security agencies to avoid death of innocent ones.

“As it is today, the Berom man cannot go to farm, the Fulani cannot breed his cows in Berom Land. This can be stopped if the security agencies do more than what they are currently doing. The attacks will stop as soon as the security agencies stop Berom youths from stealing Fulani cows” he added.





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  1. And this stupid Miyetti Allah leader or whatsoever he calls himself thinks Cows are commensurate with human lives? Ten thousand cows are not equal to one human life. Inasmuch as cows are rustled as i want to believe to that ridiculous tune of amount, there is not justification to revenge with attack by killing innocent lives because of mere animals. For God's sake, let the law take its course, and let our security agencies do their best to fetch out the culprits in this heinous crimes against humanity. It is very sad to hear death of human lives on a daily basis in the hands of this herdsmen. we cant keep mum over this, for how long? Are the Fulani herdsmen from Berom community? why cant they take their livestocks somewhere into their own lands where it will not be rustled. we can't keep living this lie. it is disgusting to read every day someone die in the hands of this nomads disturbing the peace of everyone wherever they go. Enough is Enough

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  2. You can always buy and replace cows. Can you replace human beings? If they kill 300 cows, where are d dead cows? Can you support your claims with facts? After all we can see the dead bodies of people that your brothers killed. No matter how you trid to take over Nigeria you will not succeed. Hitlers did worst, the Jew are still here and getting stronger by day. Buhari, you might have all your people in all d strategic positions but I tell you, you will not succeed in 2019. The blood of all the people that have been killed will go against you.

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  3. You are a fool by relating every killing to Buhari because of your hatred against him, Buhari has never send any body to go and kill on what ever guise because he is not criminal like you. WHAT President Buhari has to do with Jos killing? That you quickly Concluded on Buhari Faith in 2019? You should keep on deceiving your self till you die. After all you are Nobody to decided on Buhari Future.

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  4. Foolish blind man leading the fools..blood suckers, ur generation 2come will never go unpunis. .

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  5. What a world,what is the difference between PDP boko haram killing and Fulani herdmen,??? Am sure the count is even more now because someone leading still believes cows are more important than human being,that's the ideology he has lived all his lives on until now where civil society is now forcing him to change his ideologies.all is well with Nigeria

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  6. And yet the DSS has not picked him up. Do we need any more information in who is responsible?

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  7. Would Ciroma equate cow to the lives of human beings?This potends danger for this country.Can Govt of the day bring reasonable human beings to round table talk instead of trivialising these killings going on in this country?Nigerian senators,what are they doing about this consistent killings?You legislate over the living and not the death.These killings would have been enough reason for Nigeria as a country to bye-cut the would cup turnament.Is it that we are no longer our brothers keepers?People are being killed on daily bases and nobody cares?What is this country turning into?This is most unfortunate for a country.People will be quick to say people are being killed in other countries and killing is not partaining to Nigeria alone,and then?Govt must do something concerning this dastard act before God will raise thunder from heaven upon this country called Nigeria.Have we not committed all sorts of abuminations worse than that of Sodom and Gommorah?God have mercy upon this country Nigeria.

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  8. @MBG Muhammad,
    God will punish you,and seal your mouth...Who started herdmen and boko killings? You and your father buhari...your death and that of your father buhari is going to be worse than buhari... Animals like u... The blood of innocent soul you have shed will cry u into your early grave.. U guys will never go score free ,except God not exist

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