From Umar Dankano Yola
A group of Fulani herdsmen,”Mobgal Hore Fulbe-Nigeria has alleged ongoing selective silent killings of Fulani herdsmen and rustling of their cattle by some unscrupulous Bachama militia in Numan and Demsa Local government Areas in Adamawa state.
The group which disclosed the development at a meeting over the issue in Yola Tuesday described the development as unacceptable, stressing the urgent need of government to take necessary action before the escalation of the menace.
It explained that,over 4000 herdsmen and their families displaced along the River Banks in Numan and Demsa following the crisis between them and Bachama tribe were now returning.
Speaking at the meeting, the North East Chairman of Miyettti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Mafindi Danburam alleged that there was silent killings of herdsmen by Bachama militia who are still mounting check points in the areas.
“The latest is the abduction and killings of three of our youths on transit by the Bachama militia who disguised as vigilante.
“We are citizens of Numan and are set to return to our villages burnt down along the river banks; we needed security protection and the immediate disbandment of vigilante groups,” Danburam said.
He also called on Federal Government to investigate the distribution of relief materials to Fulani victims of crisis, adding that what was announced as their allocation was yet to reach them.
“What was announced as our allocation was far less of what the victims received so far.
“Federal Government and NEMA who brought the materials handed them over to some officials need to investigate this serious matter as victims are agitated,” Danburam said.
Also speaking at the meeting, the Adamawa chapter chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Ja’oji Isa and his counterpart of Tabital Pulaaku, Alhaji Abdu Bali, corroborated Danburam’s speech and tasked government to take concrete steps before things degenerate.
In another development, the suspects accused of kidnapping and killing of a traditional Hausa barber in Numan last Sunday have been arrested by the military in Yola.
Recall that the local berbar,Abubakar Garba,35 Years old was blocked and whizzed away to unknown destination by two Bachama youths,who claimed to be members of Bachama vigilante group at Green village area in Numan and was suspected to be killed by them.