Fulani Cattle breeders in Plateau State have said they they are suspending forthwith all dialogue with their Berom community hosts over constant theft of their cows.
They said that in the last two weeks hundreds of cattle have been stolen with no trace.
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a foreign non-governmental organisation, had been organising a dialogue and reconciliatory session that had assisted in calming frayed nerves the two traducers since 2002. The duo had been fighting over grazing rights.
In a letter addressed to the Senior Consultant for the HD centre, Phillips Ostien, signed by the Chairman of Fulani community in the State, Alhaji Shehu Umar, and made available to our correspondent in Jos on Monday, the Fulani community said they were piqued by the inability of the state government to put a stop to the constant theft of cattle by rustlers.
The statement read, “Our decision is sequel to the killing of two young cattle rearers and outright shooting of 40 cattle on the 7th of March, 2014. Similarly, 566 cows were rustled into Vwang village of Jos South LGA on same date. Only 65 cows were recovered till date.”