Why we slaughtered Benue residents – Miyetti Allah herdsmen

A leader of the Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders in Benue State, Garus Gololo, has revealed that the recent attack on two communities in the state was due to theft of cows from herdsmen by members of the communities.

Fulani HerdsmenAccording to Galolo, the savage attacks by the herdsmen were because residents of the communities attacked and stole their cows.

On New Year’s day, Fulani herdsmen attacked some Benue communities, killing 20 persons including a pregnant woman.

In an interview with BBC News pidgin English, Gololo said that over 1000 of their cows were stolen at Nengere when their owners were relocating to Taraba through Nasarawa State. He said the herdsmen were only defending themselves from thieves.