The acting chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Zamfara State, Allhaji Buba Dangaladima has stated that over 10,000 Fulanis have fled the state in the wake of the crisis between them and vigilante groups in the area.
Dangaladima based his assertion on a day he counted more than 70 trailers loaded with Fulanis fleeing the state for the safety of their lives and property.
He added that on a daily basis, Fulanis flee Zamfara to neighbouring states of Katsina, Kebbi and Adamawa.
“We received reports that Fulani men are being killed here and there, and we don’t know what is happening. We woke up on Tuesday and heard that some gunmen invaded Kizara village and killed about 50 people residents. Only a proper investigation can unravel the mystery behind all these killings.
“We also received information that two renowned Fulani settlements have been torched. There are; Wakili Dogu and Shage settlements, all in Keta district, and this is apart from the reported killing of four people in that area”, he added.
In his reaction, the state police commissioner, Akila Usman Gwary, denied knowledge of the mass exodus of Fulanis from the state as he just returned from Abuja.