The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has denied allegation that its members carried out last Monday’s attacks on three local government areas of Benue State which led to the death of 25 persons and injuring of several others.
It would be recalled that some communities in three local government areas of Tarka, Guma and Logo were attacked by suspected herders during which 25 persons were reportedly killed and others injured.
However, the Benue State chapter of MACBAN, in a statement on Thursday, dispelled claims that his members were responsible for the attacks.
The Association, in the statement which was jointly signed by its Chairman, Risku Mohammed and Secretary, Ibrahim Galma, condemned the attack describing it as brutal but insisted that its members knew nothing about it even as it urged security agencies to get to the root of the matter with a view to bringing perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.
“In response to the recent killings in Guma LGA on 11/4/2022, Logo LGC and Tarka on 12/4/2022 in Benue State, the MACBAN Benue State chapter has condenmed these acts of brutal killings of innocent people in Benue State in totally. Our condolences to the families, Benue State Government and the entire people of the state for this loss.
“We wish to state that the said attacks were not carried out by our members in the state as is being stated by the press because there are no single Fulani herders in TARKA LGA, and in Guma LGA, there are no any misunderstanding or provocation between the farmers and herders particularly in the areas where the attack was carried out.
“Therefore, we call on the security agencies to go after the culprits of this crime wherever they are, for the interest of Justice,” the statement concluded.
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