Taraba mayhem: How we lost 250 members, 4, 000 livestock – Fulani herdsmen


Fulani herdsmen, in Taraba State, under the umbrella of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, have alleged that the recent attack on its members in Mambilla Plateau claimed no fewer than 250 women and children as well as 4, 000 livestock.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, National Chairman and Secretary of the association, Alhaji Bello Bodejo and Alhassan Saleh, respectively, threatened to mobilise against any panel of inquiry that would come from the state government.

The Fulani leaders appealed to members of the association to remain calm and be law-abiding, assuring that, “efforts are underway to seek redress, deploying all legal means.”

He said, “record of casualties available to us confirmed that over 250 women and children were killed by armed militias, in addition to 4, 000 livestock that were killed and 10, 000 families who were displaced and are currently taking refuge in neighbouring towns in Republic of Cameroon.”

Saleh, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to intervene by establishing an independent judicial inquiry, which would investigate and unravel the root cause of the crisis which led to the destruction of lives and properties worth millions of naira.


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