From Abubakar Yunusa Abuja
The Coalition of Northern Group Nasarawa State Chapter ( CNG) has condemned the recent massacre of pastoralists in Nasarawa State has condemned and all other forms of extra-judicial killings and the indifference of pastoralists in Nasarawa State.
The Coordinator of the Coalition of Northern Group, Abubakar Suleiman stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday.
According to him, he said “The CNG is concerned by the recent recklessness of Nigerian airforce that resulted in the massacre of innocent pastoralists in Nasarawa state, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) hereby condemns this
“We note that about 50 ordinary everyday peaceful members of the pastoral community were extrajudicially executed in the Ekye Development Area, Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa state in an airstrike by a drone which we hold unacceptable.
“The CNG condemns this unwarranted killing of pastoralists who went to Makurdi, the Benue state capital to retrieve 1250 impounded cattle from the Benue Livestock guards after paying a fine of N29 million to guards.
“We demand in the strongest terms that the federal government urgently investigates the circumstances of this mass murder of pastoralists, fish out the perpetrators, and prosecute them.
“We however appreciate the commendable intervention of the Nasarawa State Government for giving medical attention and support to survivors and the victims’ families
“We also extend condolences to the families of the deceased and the Government of Nasarawa state and demand adequate compensation for the families of the victims,” he said.