The Muslim Council of Adamawa 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 Numan local government killing.
Alhaji Abubakar Magaji, the state chairman of the council made the call in a press conference in Yola and described the killing as ” Genocide”
Magaji noted that setting up the a judicial panel of inquiry was to investigate the circumstances and the perpetrators of the carnage and to bring all those involved to justice.
” 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.
” The state government should adequately compensate the lives that were lost and property in the attack.” Magaji said.
He said that government should also take full and prompt responsibility of medical treatment of the injured victims.
The council also demand the disband of various Vigilante groups as well as to provide adequate security in the state.
He described the killing as ethnic cleansing adding that 55 innocent people were so far confirmed by the council killed in the attack.
” Among those killed were six women ,one man and 48 children , whose age ranges from One to Nine years , including a three day old baby.
” And up to now, several Women and Children are still missing and about 150 heads of cattle also killed.”
” The Muslim Council wishes to reiterate its continued commitments to help in the maintenance of peace and peaceful co-existence among the diverse people of the state.” Magaji stated.
It could be recalled that on Monday 20, November, 2017 , a suspected gunmen attacked three Fulani communities in Numan local government area where many people were killed.