The Plateau State Chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says it has lost more than 100 herders in villages of Mangu Local Government Area of the state.
Daily Trust reported how police confirmed 87 people killed in last week Tuesday attack in some villages.
The National President of Muwaghagvul Development Association, Joseph Gwankat, had in an interview on Thursday said 85 people of his communities were killed in the attack with many still messing.
However, on Sunday, the MACBAN chairman in the state, Nuru Abdullahi, in a press release claimed that more than 200 of their women and children were missing.
He said, “Over 200 Fulani women, children and aged once are still missing in the recent Mangu crisis and over 100 bodies are still lying down in the bush in what we call the annihilation of Fulani, massacre by crusaders, which is in its full-fledge.
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“Over 25,000 cows, sheep and goats are also still missing. This dastardly act and a Black agenda have been achieved and accomplished in villages like Bwoi, Kombun, Sarfal, Rinago, Jukga, Kuwes, Kaangag, Farinkasa, Kerana, Lugga Dimeza, Fungong, Gindiri Gok, Bughan Gida, Millet, Rufwang, Tidiu, Dejwak Rufwang, Lupo, Wushik etc.
“So far about 1,000 cows were recovered from cattle rustlers with assistance of the security agencies. It’s with great sorrow and heart bleeding to describe the wanton attacks, killings of both Fulani and their cows, burning of their residences and properties and are totally vilified, annihilated, extinguished and belittled them from their ancestral home, as barbaric and a total massacre of Fulani from Plateau.
“Hundreds of thousands of our livestock’s that include cows, goats sheep, turkeys, ducks, chickens and other animals are also roaming about and our killers are hunting them for their personal use.”
The MACBAN chairman called on security agencies to help them recover the bodies of their love ones.
“Government through NEMA and SEMA should come to the aids of the internally displaced persons (IDPs). Security agencies should work extra mile in halting more killings, destruction of property and cattle rustling,” Abdullahi added.