DUTSE – The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has condoled with Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa over the death of six Fulani herdsmen in Saminaka Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The association’s condolence was delivered by Alhaji Muhammad Ardon-Zuru, the President of the association, when he led a delegation to visit the governor in his office in Dutse on Wednesday.
He said “we are here to condole with you and people of Jigawa over the death of six of our brothers in Kaduna.
“On behalf of the national body of Miyetti Allah, we pray to Almighty Allah to forgive and bless them with Aljannatul firdausi, and also give their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.’’
Responding, the governor condemned the alleged extra-judicial killing of the six Fulani men in Saminaka Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
While describing the killing as “unfortunate and alarming,” Lamido called for a thorough investigation into the matter.
He expressed dismay on how innocent people were arrested and killed without any investigation or justifiable reason for doing so.
“I wonder how some security men kill people extra judicially when they are supposed to be the last hope of citizens.
“This is very alarming and should be of great concern to all, especially leaders.’’
He said since the incident happened in May, the State House of Assembly set up a committee to find out what actually led to the killing of the Fulani men.
The governor said that the committee had met with all the relevant stakeholders in Kaduna State, including the traditional ruler of the community where the incident happened.
Lamido added that the committee also met with security agencies in the area, noting that “as I am talking to you now, we have only one person left to see for the committee to compile its report.’’
He stated that the committee would follow the case to its logical conclusion and ensure that justice was done to the innocent lives and families of the victims.
The delegation visited and donated N200,000 to the families of the deceased in Katanga Village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa. (NAN)