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Southern Kaduna crisis: Fulanis call for arrest, prosecution of attackers

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The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria, MACBAN, Kaduna State chapter, has requested the federal government to determine, arrest and prosecute perpetrators of violence in opposition to its folks in Zangon Kataf native authorities space.

The affiliation’s Director, Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Bayero Zango, whereas briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday, mentioned there was a renewed wanton killing and destruction of properties belonging Fulanis in Zangon Kataf LGA.

He additionally appealed to members of MACBAN to be calm, law-abiding and never take legal guidelines into their fingers however enable constituted authority to implement peace and order.

The MACBAN known as on the management of Atyap Chiefdom and the Southern Kaduna normally to warning their topics from attacking, killing and maiming Fulanis.

They requested the federal government to pay sufficient compensation for the lives of their members killed throughout assaults.

The MACBAN famous that the unprovoked assaults and killings by the Atyap communities are coming after a number of peace efforts which were initiated by involved stakeholders of Fulani, Hausa and Atyap ethnic teams in Kataf (Atyap) Chiefdom and past.

The affiliation lamented the alleged deliberate destruction of Fulani settlements within the Kagarko grazing reserve by Vice Admiral Iko Ibrahim (rtd), a former Chief of Naval Employees.

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They alleged the retired officer has been going about intimidating, harassing and torturing Fulani group members on the grazing reserve, on the pretext that he’s the proprietor of over 30,000 hectares of the land.

They alleged that Vice Admiral Iko Ibrahim have been conniving with the navy personnel manning roadblocks at Kagarko city, who normally enter the grazing reserve of their Hilux vans in a commando-style, subjecting residents of the grazing reserve to collection of torture, extortion and outright looting and burning of their hamlets and different valuables.

The affiliation warned that except drastic measures are taken by the related authorities to take care of the alleged antics of the Admiral, it might result in severe safety and peace breach within the grazing reserve and the complete Kagarko Native Authorities Space and Southern Kaduna in Common.

“It’s on a really unhappy notice that our Affiliation addresses you right now.

That is in relation to the renewed wanton killings of harmless Fulani folks in Zangon Kataf LGA and the destruction of their properties.

”Previously few days, there have been collection of intentionally focused killings by the Atyap communities on Fulani folks together with two Ardos specifically: Ardo Pate Kurmi (Wakilin Fulani within the Atyap Chiefdom) and Ardo Muhammadu Anchau who had been brutally killed in chilly blood after embarking on a peace mission to Gora District of the Atyap Chiefdom.”

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