By Ben Agande, Kaduna
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has commended Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state for being proactive during the attack on some communities in Kajuru local government of the state. The group also appealed to the Fulani community not to embark on any reprisal attack.
Speaking with newsmen in Kaduna, Women Leader of MACBAN, Hajiya Khadijah Ardido, said rather than commiserate with the families of the bereaved, some people are rather trying to make light, the grievous issue of killing of women and children.
According to her, “As I speak to you now, some of the injured victims are still in the hospital. It is painful that Fulanis are being killed, not only in Kaduna state but in several other parts of the country and little or nothing is being done about it.
“The government must rise to this challenge and stop all forms of unwarranted killings; there must be respect for human lives” she stressed.
Continuing, she said, “Our people have always been very patient and tolerant and i’m still encouraging them to remain patient, disciplined and tolerant in the face of any provocation.
“As a mother, I am calling on my people not to revolt, those killing should know that they are doing the wrong thing, particularly killing innocent women and children.
“The government should ensure that proper investigation is carried out and whoever is found guilty should be made to face the full wrath of the law, at least to serve as deterrent to others now and in the future.
“Justice must be done to the affected in the killings and the step taken by Governor Nasir el-Rufai towards bringing to justice all those who have hands in the killing is a commendable one” she said.