Ethnic cleansing going on against us in Taraba – Fulani community – Daily Post NewsPaper


Fulani community in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State has accused the Mambilla tribe of committing ethnic cleansing against them.

Recall that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria ​(MACBAN) had also expressed shock ​and sadness over the alleged “wanton destruction of lives and cattle going on in Taraba State.​”​

In their reaction, the community in a press statement issued in Jalingo, said more than 20 families were wiped out in attacks within one week.

They noted that as at Wednesday morning, more than 100 people had been murdered even as killings were still going on

In the press release signed by elders of the community, Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu , Malam Suleiman Musa, Alhaji Hassan Ardo and Alhaji Dauda Jae, the elders lamented that over 180 Fulani villages in the Mambilla Plateau were attacked.

They lamented the alleged lukewarm position of the Taraba State Government to the incidents.

“More than 130 persons, including children and women are missing while over 4,000 cows were either killed or taken away”.

“We are calling on relevant authorities to urgently intervene”, the elders said‎.

The Fulani community further appealed to Acting President Yemi Osibanjo to take all necessary measures to stop “the ethnic cleansing” being committed against them.

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