The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has called on Nigerians particularly the affected Fulani to remain calm and refuse all forms of provocation to consider retaliation of any kind.
The Assistant Women Leader, MACBAN, Hajiya Khadijah Ardido made the call on Monday at a news briefing following the killings in Kajuru local government area of the state where many were reported killed.
According to her, “It is rather unfortunate and most painful that people were killed with reckless abandon including women and children and the killings are being denied by people who have no human feelings.
“As I speak to you now, some of the injured victims are still in the hospital, it is painful that Fulanis are being killed not only in Kaduna state but in several other parts of the country and little or nothing is being done about it.
“The government must rise to this challenge and stop all forms of unwarranted killings; there must be respect for human lives.”
She added “Our people have always been very patient and tolerant and I am still encouraging them to remain patient, disciplined and tolerant in the face of any provocation.
“As a mother, I am calling on my people not to revolt; those killers should know that they are doing the wrong thing, particularly killing innocent women and children.
“The government should ensure that proper investigation is carried out and whoever is found guilty should be made to face the full wrath of the law, at least to serve as deterrent to others now and in the future.
“Justice must be done to the affected in the killings and the step taken by Governor Nasir el-Rufai towards bringing to justice all those who have hands in the killing is a commendable one”.
The association however commended the state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai for being proactive in ensuring that the situation was brought under control and prevent any form of reprisal attack in the troubled area.