Alhaji Haruna Usman, the chairman of theKaduna state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), on Tuesday, March 21, accused soldiers of killing 17 herdsmen in Daile Alkariyo village, Jama’a local governmentarea in the southern part of Kaduna state.
According to Usman, the incident occurred on Monday, March 20, revealing that over 40 houses were burnt down by the soldiers during the incident, Leadership reports.
Usman said: “They invited the security personnel to come and intervene in the issue, but when they came, they started killing Fulani. They killed about 17 and burnt about 47 houses.“It is not the indigenes of the area that killed the Fulanis, the military men killed them. So it is the government that kill them and I don’t know the reason. “The military men burnt their homes and killed them. In fact one old man, almost 75 years old, was shot on the leg, he has only one leg, they shot the other leg. “Yesterday (on Monday), I called the Garrison Commander to inform him about what was happening, he said he was going to check and contact the Commanding Officer of the area, but we have not spoken since then.”