Plateau Massacre: Arrest Miyetti Allah leaders now, APC Youths tells Buhari

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The APC Youths Online Forum in Plateau State has called for the immediate arrest of the chairman, North Central Zone of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) Alhaji Danladi Ciroma over the killings of over 200 citizens in Plateau State.

It would be recalled that Cirom had said, “Fulani herdsmen have lost about 300 cows in the last few weeks – 94 cows were rustled by armed Berom youths in Fan village, another 36 cows were killed by Berom youths. In addition to that, 174 cattle were rustled and the criminals disappeared with them to Mangu”.

The APC youths in a Press Statement signed by the Secretary comrade Makut Alfred Mashat and issued on Tuesday in Jos asked the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest the leaders Miyetti Allah and overhaul the security architecture in the state as he alleges conspiracy on their part.

“As we condemn the violent attacks on the People of Plateau State, we need to put on our thinking caps and ask some vital questions.

“The press release by Miyetti Allah alleges that the case of cow rustling by criminals in the community affected was reported to the authorities and nothing was done about it in trying to justify the gruesome killings of people in Barkin Ladi which station did they report the matter to or which STF command was it reported”.

“The spokesperson of the Miyetti Allah Should be arrested and all these allegations should be investigated so that the herdsmen affected can show the authorities where their cows are harboured”.

The group also call on the National Assembly as a matter of public importance amend the constitution to put considerable powers to the Governor’s as chief security officers of their respective states to be able to act swiftly whenever they are under siege as the current security architecture is not feasible and practical in containing conflicts across the nation.

Meanwhile, there is heavy security presence currently on all major roads in Jos, the Plateau State Capital following the plan visit of President, Muhammadu Buhari to the State.

New Telegraph gathered that Buhari is expected in Jos today to assess the level of security following recent killings in parts of Plateau State that claims over 200 lives.

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo had visited the State and had a meeting with both the Berom Elders and Fulani leaders.

A source confirmed that the President is billed to arrive Jos by 12 noon.

The President was last in Jos on March 8, 2018 when several killings were recorded in Bassa and Bokkos Local Government Areas of the State.

Top elites including the Governor, Simon Lalong at the town hall meeting with Buhari when he came last failed to give a true picture of the suspected Fulani herdsmen attacks in the State.

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