The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, has applauded the visit of the President Muhamamdu Buhari to the state.
According to PUNCH, the North-East Zonal Chairman of Miyetti Allah, Alhaji Mafindi Umar, said the visit of the President would boost peaceful coexistence in the state.
He called for the arrest and prosecution of Mambila militia caught for perpetrating the killings on the Mambilla Plateau.
“The visit gave us an opportunity to tell the President what we have been experiencing and we hope that by the time the issue of indigenes/ settlers is resolved in the state, there will be peace.
“The deployment of military and the police will not solve the matter, but if there is justice and fairness, the problem will be solved,” he said.
Also, the Taraba State Government said the visit was a demonstration of the President’s willingness to finding a lasting solution to the killings.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu, said the visit gave the President the opportunity to hear from the people.
“This is the first time the President is publicly commenting on the killings in Taraba and other places. This means a lot to us as far as finding a solution to these killings is concerned.
“The government of Taraba State is optimistic that the President did not come just to show face, but will genuinely help in resolving the crisis,” he said.
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