- The Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), expresses concerns over the killings and loss of lives occasioned by farmers/herders clashes in Benue state
- The national chairman of the group, Alhaji Sale Bayari, faults some herdsmen association for escalating the crisis
- Suspected herdsmen militia reportedly launch night attack on 4 Adamawa villages
A pro-Fulani group, the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), has offered to intervene in the farmers/herders clashes that has engulfed Benue state by serving as a neutral body in the conflict.
Daily Trust reports that the national chairman of the group, Alhaji Sale Bayari, expressed concerns over the killings and loss of lives caused by the crisis.
He said problems of protracted conflict in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states were identified and peaceful measures advocated during the period he served as the secretary of the sultan’s Tiv Farmers/Fulani cattle rearers relationship committee under the chairmanship of the late Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar and the late Tor Tiv, Dr. Torkula Akawe.
Bayari faulted some herdsmen association for escalating the herder/farmer crisis in Benue through making provocative statements about the anti-grazing law.
He called on the people of Benue and the federal government to partner with the association to resolve the crisis.
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Meanwhile, an alleged attack by suspected herdsmen on four villages in Adamawa state has reportedly left over 15 people dead.
The Sun reports that the villages attacked by the suspected herders included Bolki, Bang, Zumoso and Gon in Numan and Lamurde local government areas of the state.
The newspaper citing local sources, stated that herdsmen militia allegedly arrived the communities, on Wednesday night, May 2, on motocycles and hilux trucks, killing and burning down villages.
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