Published On: Thu, Nov 23rd, 2017

Numan Killings: Muslim Council Demands Judicial Panel Of inquiry

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By Tom Garba/Yola -The Muslim Council of Adamawa Thursday called on the state government to as matter of urgency set up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate and prosecute those behind the recent killing in Numan local government of the State.

The state chairman of the council, Abubakar Magaji, made the call at a press conference in Yola, describing the killing as “genocide.”

“The state government should immediately set up a Judicial Panel of inquiry to investigate the circumstances and the perpetrators of this carnage and to bring all those involved to justice,” Magaji said.

Adding that “the state government should adequately compensate the families of those who lost lives and properties in the attack.”

He urged government to also take full responsibility of medical treatment of the injured victims.

The Council chairman, in addition demanded the disbandment of the various Vigilante groups adding that adequate security be provided in the state.

He described the killing as ethnic cleansing, adding that 55 death figures were so far confirmed in the attack by the council.

“Among those killed were six women, one man and 48 children, whose age ranges from 1 to 9 years, including a 3-day old baby.

“And up till now, several women and children are still missing and about 150 herds of cattle also were killed by the attackers.

“The Muslim Council wishes to reiterate its continued commitments to helping in the maintenance of peace and peaceful co-existence among the diverse people of the state,” Magaji further said.

It would be recalled that on Monday 20, November 2017, suspected gunmen attacked three Fulani communities in Numan local government area where scores were killed.

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