A total of eigty fulanis in Niger state have been allegedly killed in several attacks by some members of vigilante group.
National Deputy President Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria MACBAN Alh Usaini Yusuf Bosso stated this at an interactive session between security agencies and fulanis to chart a way forward for peace held in Minna.
Alh Usaini Yusuf Bosso accused members of vigilante group from Zuru Kebbi state of sneaking to Niger state to killed and in some cases slaughter their innocent fulani members at home.
According to him there is need for both the Federal and Niger state government to act past to reduce the increasing number of fulani herdsmen from moving out of Niger state to Central Africa Republic CAR in search of settlements and greener pastures.
Representatives of both Commander 31 Artillery Brigade Minna Commissioner of Police and Director Department of State Security Service in their seperate remarks stressed the need for collective efforts by all and sundry for the fight against insecurity to succeed.
According to them the fight against insecurity can only be won if people collectively agreed to provide useful information to security agencies for necessary action.
Director General Nomadic Affairs and Conflict Resolution Niger state Alh Abdullahi Adamu Babayo said the state government remain fully committed to the protection of lives and properties of Nigerlites.
He however appealed to people of the state to continue remain peaceful law abiding and patient with government in it’s genuine efforts to rid the state of criminal elements.