According to mcbisco.com The President of Middle Belt Youth Council, Emma Zopmal, has accused the military of colluding with the Fulani herdsmen that carried out the attack that left over 100 people dead in Plateau State at the weekend.
He also advised the communities affected to resist the planned secret burial of the victims because the corpses did not belong to the security agencies and the government.
Zopmal, speaking with Punch, wondered why the military should keep the corpse having failed to protect the communities at first.
He said, “The planned secret burial is a conspiracy, we know that there is collusion between the security agencies and the Fulani people.
“There is no way you can force people to bury their relations when they are not ready for it. The dead bodies belong to them, so they are not government’s corpses that they will now decide when to bury them.
“The affected communities should not allow that to happen. The security agencies did not protect them. Why should they decide the burial for them?
“It doesn’t make any sense, they are trying to cover up what they have done. It is all part of the same attitude that the Nigerian government has been exhibiting.”
Over 80 people lost their lives in fresh crisis in Plateau stage which many believed to be a reprisal attack by Fulani Herdsmen offer the killing of 300 hundred cows by Benrum community in Plateau State.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has described the attacks on some communities in Plateau State as an act of retaliation over the killing of 300 cows belonging to its members.
Miyetti Allah’s statement came yesterday, as fresh attacks on Kwi village in Riyom local government area claimed one more life in the early hours, despite the dusk-to-dawn curfew declared in the three local government areas.