Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) over what it described as “injustice, unprovoked violence meted out with impunity to our members living in Delta state.”
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the group’s
National Publicity Secretary, Malam Yusuf Musa Ardo.
It noted that its members had suffered “untold hardships, pains and recorded huge loses of human and material resources.”
Ardo said members of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore “are peaceful and law-abiding people; we always educate them on how to live in peace among the host communities wherever they find themselves in the course of doing their occupation (cattle rearing).”
“Despite all our efforts to maintain peace wherever we go, the hostile behavior of the host communities in Delta state over the years left much to be desired. Our peace loving people are killed indiscriminately by armed youths from the host communities.”
The group claimed that some of its members, Sale Mohammed Bassa, Sani Dukuma, Alhaji Adamu Umar and Amedu Hassan and Salisu Hari, were
attacked and killed in their respective communities without any action taken by the Delta state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna.
The Fulani group stressed that the general behaviour of the men of Nigeria Police Force in Delta state towards all cases involving the Fulani is nothing to talk about, calling on the IGP to bring all the perpetrators of this heinous crime to book so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
However, the group urged that the sponsors of this crime should be compelled to adequately compensate the Fulani victims for their losses, adding that the government, the police and other security agencies in Delta state should also give equal treatment to the Fulani residing in the state.