The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has said its members lost no fewer than 6,000 cows to crisis in Southern Kaduna in the last few years.
Speaking at a news conference organised on behalf of the Kaduna State and Zone 3 chapters of MACBAN, on Saturday, the state secretary of the association, Musa Mohammed Gambo, maintained that the Fulani were also victims of the violence.
According to him, the crisis in the area claimed the lives of many of his kinsmen.
He alleged that the recent crisis was ignited by some religious leaders who were enemies of peace
“How can we be involved in the killing of our brothers, whom our great grandparents have lived with and with whom we are living with our children and wives?
“Unfortunately, we have been accused of being the perpetrators of the crisis, and even some are saying that Miyetti Allah will carry out reprisals. At no time did we issue any such irresponsible article to any media.
“As a peace-loving association, which has contributed immensely to the peace and reconciliation efforts not only in southern Kaduna but also in the entire country, we will never descend so low as to advocate crisis,” Gambo said.
Meanwhile, the Jema’a Emirate Council in Kaduna State has said that the emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammad Isah II, was attacked by some disgruntled youths at Samaru Kataf in Zango Kataf.
The council was reacting to the denial of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) in some media outlets that the emir was not attacked.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna, the deputy Chief Imam of Jema’a Central Mosque, Alhaji Kabir Kassim, alleged that on January 17, 2017, after attending a security meeting in Kaduna, the emir’s convoy was attacked by some armed youths and that three vehicles were destroyed.