The spokesperson for the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Known as Ibrahim Ribeji, has said the attacks that occurred in some local governments in Benue state might have been carried out by persons impersonating herdsmen.
Ribeji made the statement in an interview with the Punch newspaper published on Saturday, January 13.
The spokesperson for the Miyetti Allah also distanced members of his group from carrying out any attack in Benue state.
Ribeji said: “Like I said earlier, in every society, there are bad elements. So, I will not totally blame our people. People might just be accusing them of doing it, when in actual fact, some persons could have impersonated them too; dressed in Fulani attire and acted like them. It happened about two years ago. Don’t forget that it is not only Fulani that rear cattle. Sometimes, we nomads are being treated as if we are not Nigerians.”