The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has denied being responsible for the recent killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, who was a daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
In a statement by its National Secretary, Baba Uthman Ngelzarma, the group commiserated with the 93 year old Fasoranti, and also lambasted the media for attributing the killing to herdsmen.
The statement read in part, “As we express sincere heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased, we are left in a deep shock on how a section of the media in collaboration with elements in the country that are held bane (sic) on using every opportunity available to them to fuel crisis as they continue the negative profiling of Fulanis for their total annihilation by jumping into a mischievous conclusion that she was killed by herdsmen.
“We strongly condemn this very unprofessional, unpatriotic and callous news reportage patterns that have been conscripted against our people by the section of the media.
“We are calling on security agencies to swing into action, and unravel the perpetrators to bring them to justice in the shortest time possible.”