The Muslim Council of Nigeria has called on Adamawa State government to set up a judicial panel to investigate the killing of Fulani, most of them women and children as well as 150 cows in Numan on Monday.
The call came against plan by the state government to set up an administrative panel.
Addressing a press conference in Yola yesterday, the council chairman in the state, Abubakar Sahabo, tasked government to seek justice for the victims of the attack, adding that 26 people were receiving treatment in hospitals.
Sahabo who called for disbandment of all vigilantes groups in Numan area for allegedly being used in ethnic attacks, said, “The council noted with the greatest shock the unprovoked killings of innocent Fulani Muslims by extremist Bachama Militia in Kikan, kwadomti, Shafaran and kerwul villages in Numan Local Government Area. The killings which can best be described as ethnic cleansing resulted in the death of 55 innocent Muslim Fulani who were gruesomely machetted or gunned down and burning of some to ashes.”
He said 48 children between three months and nine years, six women and a man were killed while several women and children were still missing.