Military Arrests 5 Over Reprisal On Fulani Community
Five men have been reportedly arrested by the Nigerian military for allegedly setting fire in a Fulani settlement in Dakali, Adamawa State.
Reports have it that the reprisal attack took place after some Fulani herdsmen invaded Dowaya community where over 18 people were killed.
Meanwhile, none of the over 100 alleged herdsmen currently systematically killing hundreds in Plateau State each day has been noticed by security forces and arraigned.
It could be recalled that Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri of the Yola High Court, last week sentenced five men to death by hanging for the murder of a cattle herder in Adamawa State.
In the judgement which was passed on Monday, June 11, 2018, the judge found the accused people guilty of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide which contravened Section 96 (1) (a) and Sections 79 and 221 (b) of the Penal Code of Laws of Adamawa State, 1997.
So far, no herdsman has been sentenced to death despite the widespread killings they have allegedly perpetrated in most parts of the country.
Already, the Governor of Zamfara State, Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari, has resigned his position as Chief Security Officer of the state, saying that he dropped his responsibility as Chief Security Officer of the state as he had no control over security machinery in the state.
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Reacting, the Nigerian Senate a month ago passed a vote of no confidence on the country’s police chief, Ibrshim Idris.