Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-Cultural Organisation on Thursday insisted that Fulani herdsmen were not involved in the killings in Kogi State.
The body’s National Secretary, Salleh Al-hassan, made the denial while speaking with newsmen at the premises of an Abuja Federal High Court.
Al-hassan claimed that Fulani people were killed by members of the Kogi State Vigilante groups for killings that were carried out by criminals.
He said, “They tag every form of insecurity now to the herdsmen. But when you go and look at the police report you won’t find it like that.
“Look at the recent incident in kogi, criminals killed vigilante leader and the following day youths that are members of the vigilante descended on Fulani people and started killing them and nobody is reporting that side of the story.
“The Fulani people are killed in every corner and because there is this gang up and media propaganda profiling and stereotyping us.
“The issue of insecurity in Nigeria is largely the responsibility of government, they have failed to provide security particularly in the rural areas and some governors now have resulted to outsourcing our security to vigilante groups who are made up of criminals and political thugs.
“They have now assumed a life of their own by killing people even their own. Most of the killings in Benue State were done by Gana who is a political tug that was working for Governor Samuel Ortom and he is still at large in spite of the police and military we have there.”