Miyetti Allah urges rights commission to investigate killing of 27 Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa


The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has called on the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the killing of 27 pastoralists in an ‘airstrike’ in Doma LGA of Nasarawa.

The police authority in Nasarawa State, had on Thursday confirmed the alleged killing of 27 pastoralists in an ‘airstrike’ by an unidentified aircraft n Doma LGA of the state.

The National Public Relations Officer of MACBAN, Malam Muhammad Abdullahi, condemned the killing in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja.

Malam Abdullahi , who said that the killings constitute War crime, emphasised the need for the human rights commission to constitute a panel of inquiry to find out on whose authority the aircraft was used and punish the culprits.

“MACBAN recalls that this is the third time in one year that the unknown aircraft had been involved in bombing of pastoralists and livestock in Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba states.

“The Pastoralists went to Makurdi earlier in the day to retrieve their 1,250 livestock, earlier impounded by the Benue State livestock guards, after paying a fine of N29 million.

“The trucks carrying the livestock were closely monitored and waited until it reached its destination before unleashing the armed drone on pastoralists who were waiting to collect their livestock.

“These pastoralists are bona fide Nigerians and have rights like every other citizen and therefore must be protected under the law,” The MACBAN spokesperson said.


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