31 January 2013

Nigeria: Meyitti-Allah - Our Member Has Nothing to Do With Human Skulls

Jos — The story of a man, who the Plateau Special Task Force (STF) paraded last Saturday with five human skulls, has taken a new turn as the Plateau chapter of Meyitti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has identified him as one of their members and therefore accused the STF and the Berom-speaking people of the state of conspiracy in the case.

"The alleged discovery of the said human skulls in the ceiling of the house of Alhaji Sale Abarshir by the STF who paraded the suspect was just a set-up and conspiracy between the Berom and STF in order to dent the good image of not only Alhaji Sale, but the entire Fulani," the State Secretary of MACBAN, Alhaji Muhammad Nura, said in a statement in Jos yesterday.

The statement said Abarshir is a respected elder in Mangun community of Mangu local government area of the state whose character and actions portray peace and sincerity and who could not have anything to do with human skulls.

The association called for thorough investigation into the case and threatened to take legal action against the STF for defamation of character if eventually Abarshir is found to be innocent.

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