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The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore in Taraba State has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor, Dickson Ishaku over the killing of about 792 cows and the disappearance of over 400 others.
Chairman of the group, Bammi Bello Njane in a statement in Jalingo, alleged that the Nigerian Air Force bombed over a thousand cows in Takum Local Government Area of the state.
The statement alleged that a Nigerian Air Force tactical jet from the air force base in Makurdi, Benue State bombed and killed about 1,200 cows, saying that some persons were injured during the operation.
The statement reads in part, “on the 9th and 10th of this month, an Air Force Tactical jet from the Makurdi, Benue State Airforce Base entered our state (Taraba) and bombed over one thousand cattle in Vingiri and Akisa villages in Takum local government area.
“While we were able to find 792 dead cattle, 430 went missing and can not be located till date. About six persons and 42 sheep also got injured in the attack. This is the second time this is happening in the local government.
“We wrote to the State Governor, Darius Ishaku, as a peace-loving governor to investigate the immediate and remote causes of these inhuman acts against our members and their animals by the Nigerian Air Force and to use his good office to compel the federal government to pay compensation to his subjects for the damage done by the Air Force.
‘‘To take action to ensure that this barbaric act which is usually targeted at our members in Taraba and other parts of the country does not occur again in the future for peace to reign.