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Herdsmen a Threat to Ethnic Groups – Yakubu Pam

Northern CAN Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam
Northern CAN Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam

The Northern Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has pledged with the Federal Government to call Fulani herdsmen in the country to order before they consume minority ethnic groups in the North.

Pam called for probe into the killing of 29 persons by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Nkiedonwhro village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State as well as killing of a former Plateau State Head of Service, Mr. Moses Gwom.

The clergyman in a press statement condemned the killings and said the unfortunate acts by Fulani herdsmen has claimed several lives in Benue, Southern Kaduna, Plateau and Taraba States respectively.

He, however, decried the killing of women, children and the aged in their sleep during the recent Plateau attack.

Yakubu Pam lamented that not even one of the attackers was arrested by security agencies in the area despite the dust-to-dawn curfew imposed by Governor Simon Lalong.

Similarly, Commander of the Special Task Force in charge of internal Security in Plateau and neighbouring state, Maj.-Gen. Anthony Atolagbe, has vowed to investigate the killings of the 29 persons in Bassa.

Atolagbe said soldiers posted to the locality had been recalled to the headquarters of the task force for proper briefing on how the attack took place in the village.

The General regretted that despite the fact that there was curfew and movement was supposed to be restricted, the suspected gunmen invaded the village and killed women, children and the aged.