Berom militia responsible for Plateau killings – Miyetti-Allah alleges

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– The Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria dismisses reports that the crisis in Plateau state is exclusively caused by Fulani herdsmen.

– Gidado Siddiki, the zonal chairman of the southeast chapter claims there is evidence that Berom militia molest whoever they count an enemy, Christian or Muslim .

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The Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) southeast zone has alleged that Berom militia should be held responsible for the killing of over 200 persons in Plateau state.

Gidado Siddiki, the zonal chairman of the southeast zone, in a press statement made available to journalists in Awka, the Anambra state capital, also dismissed reports that the crisis in Plateau state is exclusively caused by Fulani herdsmen and targeted at the Christian population alone, Tribune reports.

He said there was evidence that showed that Berom militia mounted roadblocks at some locations and molested whoever they counted an enemy, Christian or Muslim.

Siddiki, who commiserate with all the families that lost their love ones in the attack, said Muslim community in the trouble areas had also suffered from the crisis. He said statistics has shown that cattle breeders in the southeast since 2016 till date had lost more than 500 persons in the Plateau, Benue and Taraba crises on their way either to the north to southeast.

 

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