Wednesday, 27 June 2018

We Know Nothing About Plateau Massacre - Miyetti Allah Denies Retaliation Claims


The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has dissociated itself from the purported statement on the recent killings in Plateau state by the Chairman of the group in the north-central region, Danladi Ciroma.

Ciroma had described the attack on some communities in Plateau as an act of retaliation for the killing of 300 cows belonging to members of the group.

According to the National Secretary of Miyetti Allah, Othman Ngelzarma, on Tuesday, said such comments do not reflect the true position of MACBAN.

The national secretary faulted the comments and condemned the attack which left at least 100 dead and several others displaced.

He also commiserated with those who lost their loved ones to the attack, as well as the government and people of Plateau State.

Ngelzarma said; “The statement made by the zonal chairman should be credited to him. That should be his personal opinion because I believe he should be an indigene of Plateau State.”

“It is so wicked, it is condemnable. We don’t condone it, we do not like it. It is really unfortunate and we sympathise with the communities in that area,” Ngelzarma added.

Reacting to the allegation that some members of the association go about heavily armed, Ngelzarma noted that such persons should be treated as criminals.

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