Nasarawa Govt warns against reprisals over murdered Miyetti Allah leaders

Nasarawa Govt warns against reprisals over murdered Miyetti Allah leaders

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has cautioned against reprisal attack over the killing of two Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leaders in the state by gunmen.

The state Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini, and the MACBAN Chairman of Toto Local Government Area, Alhaji Mohammed Umar, were killed by suspected bandits on Friday at Garaku market, Kokona Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Ibrahim Addra, on Saturday, April 3, in Lafia, quoted Sule as calling for calm during the funeral of the late MACBAN chairman in Kokona.

According to the statement, the Nasarawa governor expressed sadness over the incident; even as he cautioned against a reprisal attack capable of worsening the situation.

Sule promised to work with security agencies to arrest and prosecute criminal elements disturbing the peace in the state.

He, however, called on those bent on breaching the peace enjoyed in the state to turn a new leaf for development to thrive.

The Nasarawa governor urged the families of the deceased to remain faithful and take solace in God.

He gave assurance that his administration would continue to work hard; at ensuring adequate security of lives and property in the state.

Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Government on Friday, April 2, revealed that no fewer than 2,619 people have been killed in various attacks by bandits in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner of Information in Zamfara; Ibrahim Dosara, who noted that the deaths were recorded in the state between 2011 and 2019.

Addressing a press conference on Friday in Kaduna State, he disclosed that the bandits also abducted 1,190 people; from various parts of Zamfara in the last eight years.

Dosara stated that over 100,000 people were displaced from their ancestral homes as a result of bandits’ activities; while 14,378 livestock were rustled within the period.

He added that since 2011, the Zamfara State government has spent the sum of N970 million on payment of ransom to bandits; to secure the release of kidnapped victims.

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The commissioner lamented that there were more than 100 different camps; and over 30,000 bandits operating across Zamfara State and beyond.

He, however, said the state government’s amnesty programme for bandits would continue in order to secure its people.

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