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I was in Agatu but did not see where 300 people were buried - IG Arase faults casualty figure

Written By Idoma Television on Saturday, March 12, 2016 | 1:40:00 AM

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has said that the number of people said to have been killed during the recent clash between the Agatu people of Benue State and their Fulani counterparts was over exaggerated.

It was reported recently that over 300 people, including children and pregnant women were killed by the Fulani herdsmen and 7,000 others were said to have been displaced.

The Fulani herdsmen claimed the battle started after 10,000 heads of cattle belonging to them were reportedly killed.
However, addressing stakeholders during a visit to Minna, the Niger state capital, Mr. Arase said “I was around, I travelled to Makurdi, I did not see where 300 people were buried.

“If you kill, you don’t just bury; you must take the corpse to the police station before you bury, we don’t have that number of people”.

He, however, did not give the official casualty figure.

Arase said the Police High command had completed arrangements to check the incidence of cattle rustling around the country, adding that the Police would next week start what he called
‘Metro patrol’ designed to arrest cattle rustlers.


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Unknown said...

But you saw the carcasses of the 10,000 heads of cattle.

Nathaniel John said...

Something is not right! So corpses of people killed during crisis also reaches the police?

samuel katsina said...

You can now see how there is more concern about CATTLE RUSTLING than HUMAN KILLING! See rich man's priorities?

samuel katsina said...

You can now see how there is more concern about CATTLE RUSTLING than HUMAN KILLING! See rich man's priorities?

Anonymous said...

He was in Makurdi, not Agatu and by the way if the Police in Agatu were the ones saying this, then the report can be considered. Let's not play with human lost of lives, God help Agatu

 
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