Jam Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria (JAFUYAN) has vowed to take a
definite stand over the killings of their kinsmen in Numan, Adamawa
State, “if Federal Government fails to act fast”.
that over 60 persons in Numan Local Government area of Adamawa State
were massacred barely a week ago, following a bloody clash with Bachama
National President of Jonde Jam, Alhaji Saidu Maikano, in a statement
made available to Saturday Sun expressed deep worry over the killings,
vowing that, “Jonde Jam is convening a national stakeholders meeting to
take a definite stand on this act of wickedness against its members”.
following implementation of anti-grazing law in Benue and Taraba states
respectively, the Fulani youths have expressed concern over the law,
asking President Mahammadu Buhari to call the two governors, Samuel
Ortom and Darius Ishaku to order.
also raised the alarm that cattle belonging to his members are dying of
hunger because they can’t go grazing in the areas as a result of fear
of unknown attackers.
said: “It is with heavy heart that we totally condemn the massacre of
over 60 women and children in Shaforon, Kikem and Kodemti villages in
Numan local government of Adamawa State on November 19, 2017.
is the latest in a coordinated agenda to wipe out our people
systematically through ethnic cleansing. This particular dastardly act
is perpetrated by the Bachama ethnic militia in Numan Local Government
against the defenceless and unarmed women and children.
came few months after another ethnic militia attack on Fulani
communities on the Mambila Plateau in Taraba State, and another in
Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State. This is apart from other
isolated cases of killing of our members across the country.
therefore condemn in totality this barbaric act of cruelty against
humanity and demand a clear action by the Federal Government under the
leadership of President Muhammad Buhari to protect all our members and
their resources as bona fide citizens of the country. We also
unequivocally demand justice for our killed members, as justice remains
the only way to peace. The entire Fulani herdsmen of this country are
today paying the prize of coordinated campaign that had deliberately
profiled them as perpetrators while they are the major victims.