The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) last night made public the names of 15 out of 25 Fulani herdsmen, who were allegedly killed in Keana community in a raid by soldiers on Thursday.
According to the National Secretary of MACBAN, Alhaji Sale Bayari, the victims comprised old and young Fulani men.
Bayari said the list was put together by members of MACBAN, the umbrella body for Fulani herdsmen in the country, who were on ground in Keana and Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
The list, which was obtained exclusively by The Nation, included the following: Alhaji Laminde; Alhaji Yakubu; Ardo Bakinshiwa; Abubakar Idris; Abdullahi Maudo; Yakubu Abdullahi; Alhaji Barde; Mallam Risku; Alhaji Jidda; Abdulkarim; Aliyu Ardo; Sale Bello; Audi Inusa; Ishaq Hari; and Ibrahim Haruna.
Bayari, who had to cut short a reconciliation trip to Taraba State last night said: “There are many we cannot still locate. This is traumatizing but we are appealing for calm. We do not want reprisals at all”.
Information Nigeria earlier reported that Governor Tanko Al-Makura has called for a review of military operations in the state in the wake of the recent killings even as he insisted that the victims were cattle rearers and not insurgents.