By Ahmed Ahmed
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Bauchi state chapter has lamented over continued killing of Fulanis allegedly by a group called “Ba belli” terrorizing residents as they continued carrying out extra-judicial killings in the state.
The secretary of MACBAN in Bauchi Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed made the lamentation at the funeral of two of the latest victims of the extra-judicial killing in Bauchi on Sunday, said that, their members are being allegedly killed by members of the notorious Yan Ba Beli in many parts of the state
“They are accused of allegedly apprehending and killing of persons across the state,” he said
He said that, about 10 members of their association gave been killed at various locations within the last two weeks.
Ahmed revealed that, the latest victims were the former chairman,Miyetti Allah Bauchi local government, Jafaru Shanka and Musa Mokawu both residents of Yolan Bayara, a community few kilometres from Bauchi metropolis.
The MACBAN Secretary disclosed that, the two people were allegedly abducted at the Palace of Yakubu Yola, the village Head after they were invited for a meeting.
He however said that, their corpses were later recovered in the bush with gunshot and Machete wounds.
According to him, the killings had been going on unabated in the state as two people were recently killed in Toro, two others in Ganjuwa while another was also abducted at Durum Market and later killed elsewhere and two other persons were also allegedly killed in Ningi local government area of the state.
He lamented that, despite the reports of atrocities being perpetrated by members of the group, no concrete action is being taken to bring their activities to an end.
According to him, members of the group operate as if there is no law as they came on Motorcycles to Markets and apprehend their victims which they later kill.
He said that, they ride in twos or threes on about 100 or 200 Motorcycles invade communities, abduct and kill people in broad day light without any hindrance.
He warned that, if the activities of the group is not tackled, it will get out of hand and will pose a great security threat in the state.
“If they are attacking people in the rural areas and they are not stopped, they may start attacking people in urban areas,”he warned.
The two victims killed were later buried at Bayara Muslim Cemetary after a funeral prayer.
Responding the Bauchi State Poice command spokesperson, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar said that he was not aware of the incidence.
He however said there are reported cases of the activities of the Yan Ba Beli group and the police had been making arrests and many have been taken to Court for prosecution.