By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Taraba State Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio Cultural Association Alhaji Bammi Bello Njane on Wednesday called on the state Governor Darius Ishaku to lias with the federal government to investigate the bombing of over a thousand cows in Takum local government area of the state by the Nigerian Airforce.
In a statement issued in Jalingo, Njane alleged that a Nigerian Airforce Tactical jet from the Airforce Base in Makurdi bombed and killed about a thousand and two hundred cows and injured some persons and other animals without justification.
He said that “on the 9th and 10th of this month, an Airforce Tactical jet from the Makurdi Airforce Base entered our state and bombed over one thousand cattle in Vingiri and Akisa villages in Takum local government area of the state.
“While we found 792 dead cattle, 430 went missing and have not been found as at the time of this briefing. 42 sheep and six persons also got injured in the attack. This is the second time this is happening. Sometime in August, the same jet bombarded and killed 73 cows and six persons with several animals and persons injured. Our settlement was also destroyed along with most of our property.
“We wrote to the state governor Arch. Darius Ishaku as a peace loving governor to investigate the immediate and remote causes of these inhuman act against our members and their animals by the Nigerian Airforce and to use his good office to compel the federal government to pay compensation to his subjects for the damage done by the Airforce.
“To take action to ensure that this barbaric act which is usually targeted at our members in Nigeria and Taraba specifically does not occur again in the future for peace to reign in the state while those behind the attacks should be made to face the law”.
Njane, who assured that his members were peaceful and law abiding citizens said that they will continue to be good citizens contributing meaningfully to the growth and development of the Nation.