In what looks like a reprisal attach following the killing of 13 persons in Kwatas village of Bokkos local government area of Plateau State, some angry youths have attacked Fulani settlements, setting ablaze 23 houses and a mosque within the locality.
Addressing newsmen on Tuesday, the state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, and a sister Fulani organisation, GAN Allah Association, confirmed the attack, saying that the incident is barbaric and condemnable.
While condemning the earlier attack that led to the killing of 13 persons, the groups described as unfortunate how the incident was hung on the necks of Fulani herdsmen in the area.
According to them, it is inconclusive to conclude that the attack was carried out by the Fulani as there was no evidence to prove same.
“We urge the security agencies to always do its homework before any declaration,” the MACBAN caretaker chairman, Isa Bappa, said.
He added: “It is equally regrettable for some youth in Kwatas to launch attack on Fulani communities as reprisal. Both incidents are barbaric and condemnable.
“We call on the security agencies in the state to as a matter of urgency ensure the arrest of the perpetrators all the attacks.”