Investigate Killing of 68 Herdsmen, Cattle Breeders Task Kebbi Govt

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged the Kebbi State Government to investigate the alleged extrajudicial killing of 68 herdsmen in four local government areas of the state.

National Secretary Othman Ngelzarma made the call in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Ngelzarma alleged that the victims were killed by local vigilantes known as Dakarkari in Zuru, Sakaba, Fakai and Danko/Wasagu local government areas of the state between April 29 and August 11.

He named the locations of the killings as Technical College Zuru, Danko, Maga, Ribah, Joli, Kadurga, Marafa, Kanya, Unashi and Ayyu in Kebbi State.

The association leader explained that his association was worried by the silence and in-action of the traditional institution, local and state governments to deal with the lawlessness.

He added that the association had directed its Kebbi Chapter to ensure that all families affected by the killings exercise restraint and allow the law to take its course.

“As a responsible and law-abiding association, we will not allow the situation to further deteriorate because we always believe two wrongs do not make a right,” he added

Ngelzarma, however, noted that efforts to get the reaction of the Kebbi Government and the police were unsuccessful.


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