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Controversy as Miyetti Allah’s Deputy Chairman’s ID Card found at scene of Fulani Herdsmen Attack



Controversy as Miyetti Allah's Deputy Chairman's ID Card at scene of Fulani Herdsmen Attack - BellaNaija

An identity card belonging to Zakariya Ya’u Idris, the deputy chairman of the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State faction of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, was found at the scene of a bloody attack, Punch reports.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen had staged an attack in Irigwe of the state, taking several lives.

Sunday Abdu, president of the Irigwe Development Association and a former state lawmaker, had said the ID card was found at the scene of the attack, along with mobile phones. He said:

The identity card was seen at the scene of an attack where people were killed.

The issue of identity cards is a small matter. We also recovered telephone handsets.

We have reported the matter to the Police and the items have been taken for investigation.

Chairman of the Miyetti Allah, Muhammad Nuru Abdullahi, has however said the ID card was stolen from Idris’ house. He said:

The owner of the ID card is the deputy chairman of MACBAN in Bassa LGA. He was chased out of his own house.

He left this document inside his own house, and they entered and picked it and then went away with it. The man was running for his life.

The incident happened on Wednesday morning. You know, they were attacked very early in the morning before 6:00am. He was in the mosque when they were attacked and he was unable to return to his house.

That was how they picked the documents, including the certificates of his children, indigene’s certificates of his wife and children, his identity card, vehicle documents and other personal items.

He has reported to the Police and the report has been documented.

Photo Credit: @StevenDasplang


  1. Lailatu

    March 18, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Hmm…no surprises here. We always knew Miyetti Allah was behind the attacks.

  2. Richard

    March 19, 2018 at 8:14 am

    SET-UP , It does not add-up that the man went to kill people, only to forget his ID and phone at the scene ? we have not heard the true story biko

  3. Rossypetite

    March 19, 2018 at 10:35 am

    liars!. these killer herdsmen only go to kill kill and kill. they don’t have time to steal documents.

  4. omomo

    March 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    looks like a cheezy set up abeg this is not csi …but we have gullible people in excess so i guess this story will work

  5. tunmi

    March 19, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    This tag of “Fulani herdsmen” is really bad especially as we never verify if they are herdsmen and if they are Fulani.

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